There is beauty in everything- in nature, in people, in daily objects, in expressionless emotions and even in the most common things that we never notice. Paintings are the way to make this world realize the beauty of everything. Artists pick something simple and make it a part of their marvelous creation and their work is sold for whopping amounts paid by the art lovers.
Here is a list of the 10 most expensive paintings of the world:
1- ‘When Will You Marry?’ by Paul Gauguin ($300 million)
This is an oil-painting from 1892 created by the French artist Paul Gauguin. It is believed to be privately sold by the family of Rudolf Staechelin for nearly $ 300 million and is reported as the costliest piece of art ever sold.
2- The Card Players by Paul Cezanne ($259 million+)
This is a series of five paintings by the French post-impressionist artist Paul Cezanne and was sold for an amount between $250 million to $300 million to the royal family of Qatar. It is also an artwork of the 1890s.
3- No.6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Mark Rothko ($186 million)
This is one of the paintings of the series created by the American painter Mark Rothko. He is known for the magical abstract art genre.
4- Les Femmes d’Alger by Pablo Picasso ($179.4 million)
This is one of the magnificent creations by the unparalleled painter Pablo Picasso. It is also a part of the series of 15 paintings inspired by the women of Algiers in their apartments. It was bought by a couple in Paris for a whopping amount of $179.4 million.
5- No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock ($163.8 million)
Jackson Pollock was a leading part of the abstract expressionist movement. This painting was created on fiberboard using liquid paints. It was also damaged and reworked upon and was sold to an unknown person in November 2006 for $140 million whose inflation adjusted value now is $163.8 million.
6- Woman III by Willem de Kooning ($160.9 million)
This is also an abstract painting by another important abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning created between 1951 and 1953. In November 2006, the painting was sold to a billionaire for $137.5 million (current value- $160.9 million)
7- Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt ($157.9 million)
Created in 1907, this is an artwork that fully represents the unique golden work of Gustav Klimt. It took three years to complete and is currently on display at Neue Galerie.
8- Le Reve by Pablo Picasso ($156.9 million)
It is a 1932 oil painting by Pablo Picasso and is believed to be painted by him in one afternoon. It belongs to the distorted depiction period.
9- Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh ($148.9 million)
It is one of the finest creations of the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh painted in 1890. In 1990, it was sold at an auction in New York and fetched a price that is now equivalent to $148.9 million.
10- Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon ($144.2 million)
It is a painting by Francis Bacon of his artist friend Lucian Freud. The two were artistic rivals but friends. It was sold in November 2013 for $144.2 milli
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