Artsy –  After an extended, five-person battle at Sotheby’s London Friday, Jenny Saville became the world’s most expensive living female artist when her painting Propped (1992) sold at the house’s New Bond Street salesroom for £9.5 million ($12.4 million). The work was from the portion of the sale dedicated to pieces from the management consultant and collector David Teiger that grossed a total of £35.9 million ($47 million). Combined with the contemporary sale that followed, Sotheby’s brought in a total of £67.3 million on the evening, ahead of the low estimate of £53.2 million ($69.3 million). – read more 

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