While art is in the eye of the beholder, the affordability for such is usually found in the wallets of the rich.
The obscenely wealthy are the demographic for auctions that feature iconic movie props, ancient jewelry and extravagant art. Arguably, the prices are set by the wealth of the bidders, not any actual demonstrable value.
Yet, here we are, splashing out millions for things mostly because they are unique, one-of-a-kind and well-known artifacts of our culture, for better or worse.
Here is a list of the five of the most outrageously expensive items ever sold at auction.