11/11/1987 A painting by Vincent Van Gogh called Irises is sold for $54m
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Irises became the most expensive painting ever sold, which set a record that lasted for 2 and a half years. As of 2012, it was the 10th on the inflation-adjusted list of most expensive paintings ever sold. The work is currently located in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.