The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

The most expensive paintings in the world ever sold at auctions and in private sales.

April 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm

This rating includes only the most expensive paintings in the world which are privately owned. After all, the canvases presented in museums can be called "priceless" because they are not objects of sale. Their value corresponds with the cost of insurance which grows in the course of time. For example, according to the published data, the estimated insurance of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "Mona Lisa" was $ 765 million in 2012.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

The most expensive paintings in the world with an indication of their current estimated value and the value at the time of the last sale:

Paul Gaugin's "When Will You Mary?"(1982) is considered the most expensive painting in the world. The picture was sold in 2015 at a private auction for $ 300 million. To date, its estimated price is also $ 300 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In the second place is Paul Césanne's picture "The Card Players" (1895). In 2012 it was bought by the royal family of Qatar for $ 250 million. Currently its estimated price is $ 274 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

"No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)" by Mark Rothko (1951) was sold at a private auction for $ 186 million in 2014.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

The painting by Pablo Picasso "The Women of Algiers (Version 'O')" (1955) was sold a little cheaper. In 1997 it was sold at Christie's for $ 31.903 million. And in 2015 it was sold for $ 179.365 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In 2015 the painting by Amedeo Modigliani "Reclining Nude" (1917-1918) was also sold, but for $ 170.4 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

Another picture by Pablo Picasso, "The Dream" (1932 г), was sold for $ 155 million in 2013. Currently its estimated price is $ 158.5 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In 2006, Jackson Pollock's "Number 5" (1948) was sold for $ 140 million. Now its estimation is higher than Picasso's "The Dream": it is $ 165.4 million. Quite a non-standard work of art.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In the same year, 2006, Willem de Kooning's painting "Woman III" (1953) was auctioned by its private owner David Geffen to Stephen A. Cohen for a record $ 138.5 million at that time. Currently its estimation is $ 162.4 million.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In the next place of the rating is Gustav Klimt's painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" (1907). For a short period of time this picture was considered the most expensive in the world. It was after Ronald Lauder had paid $ 135 million for the picture in 2006. Adele Bloch-Bauer was the wife of the rich industrialist Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer who supported the artist and ordered a series of his wife's portraits. The current price is $ 158.4 million.


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