03/05/2012 11:15 BST | Updated 03/05/2012 12:14 BST

What A Scream: The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever

Did someone say something about a recession?

As the world stands open-mouthed - much like the painting in question - at the news that The Scream has been sold for an eye-watering $120m, we round up the ten other biggest selling paintings from history.

From Picasso to Monet, here are ten pieces of art that would leave even Bill Gates feeling a little out of pocket. Well, if he bought them all. Then got a taxi home. Anyway - you get the picture...

Most Expensive Artworks Ever