Top 5 Most Expensive Paintings
- Category: Luxury
- Created on Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:40
- Written by Emily Lawrence
If you still believe that the real value of art can not be evaluated, especially with money, we suggest you to take a look at this list of paintings that are sold for staggering amounts. Rare and exclusive artwork of the old masters have always attracted the attention or the rich people. With the purchasing of these expensive paintings, billionaires gain prestige and class power. The sale and purchase of these unique items usually takes place at auctions. We bring you the Top 5 list of the most expensive paintings in the world!
Most Expensive Paintings
“The Scream”, Edvard Munch – $119.9 million
Edvard Munch’s legendary painting “The Scream” was sold to anonymous bidder for $119.9 million in New York’s auction house Sotheby’s. This artwork is painted in 1895 and is one of the most recognized paintings in the world.There are four versions of The Scream – the one that was sold is the last painting in private hands, and the other three are available in Norwegian museums.
“Nude, Green Leaves And Bust”, Pablo Pikasso – $106,5 million
Pikasso’s painting “Nude, Green Leaves And Bust” was sold in New York in 2010. The anonymous purchaser paid $106,5 millions for this artwork. Pikasso painted this in 1932 and reportedly this painting represents one of his mistresses and muse named Marie-Therese Walter.
“Boy With A Pipe”, Pablo Picasso – $104.1 million
This painting by Pablo Picasso was sold in 2004, New York for $104.1 million. “Boy With A Pipe” was created in 1905, when Pablo Picasso was only 24 years old. The selling of this painting broke the record that held Vincent van Gogh.
“Dora Maar Au Chat”, Pablo Picasso – $95.2 million
This is just another painting of Picasso, “Dora Maar Au Chat” among the most expensive paintings ever sold. Dora Maar Au Chat was sold for $95.2 million in 2006 at Christie’s auction by an anonymous purchaser. Picasso painted this in 1941 and Dora Maar was his mistress and one of his favorite muses.
“Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer II”, Gustav Klimt – $87.9 million
This painting is painted by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt in 1907 and it was sold in 2006 for $87.9 million. Gustav made two portraits of Adele, the woman of Austrian wealthy industrialist Ferninand Bloch – Bauer.