Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

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This is the list of top 10 “Most Expensive Paintings” ever sold and the below mention list shows some private or auction sales record. The Current record price ever sold painting is “When Will You Marry?” by Paul Gauguin, which was sold for $300m in February 2015.

Source: www.wikipedia.org

 

1. When Will You Marry?

Price- $300 million

 

This painting was painted by Paul Gauguin in 1892.

Year Sold- February 2015

Seller- Rudolf Staechelin family

Buyer- Unknown, possibly theState of Qatar

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2. The Card Players

Price- $259 million

 

This painting was painted by Paul Cézanne in 1892/93.

Year Sold- April 2011

Seller- George Embiricos

Buyer- Royal Family of Qatar

 

 

 

 


3. No.6 (Violet, Green and Red)

Price – $186 million

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This painting was painted by Mark Rothko in 1951.

Year Sold- August 2014

Seller- Cherise Moueix

Buyer- Dmitry Rybolovlev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Les Femmes d’Alger

Price-  $179.4 million

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This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1955.

Year Sold- May 11, 2015

Seller- Christie’s is an art business and a fine arts auction house.

Buyer- former Qatari prime minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

 

 

 

 


5. Le Rêve

Price- $155 million

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This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1932.

Year Sold- March 26, 2013

Seller- Steve Wynn

Buyer-  Steven A. Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6. Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Price- $142.4 million

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This painting was painted by Francis Bacon in 1969.

Year Sold- November 12, 2013

Seller-  Christie’s New York auction house

Buyer- Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of Steve Wynn

 

 

 


7. No.5,1948

Price- $140 million

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This painting was painted by Jackson Pollock in 1948.

Year Sold- November 2, 2006

Seller- David Geffen

Buyer- David Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8. Woman III

Price- $137.5 million

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This painting was painted by Willem de Kooning in 1953.

Year Sold-  November 18, 2006

Seller-David Geffen

Buyer-Steven A. Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Price- $135 million

 

This painting was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907.

Year Sold- June 18, 2006

Seller- Maria Altmann

Buyer- Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie

 

 

 

 

 

 


 10. Salvator Mundi

Price- $127.5 million

 

This painting was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between c. 1490–1519.

Year Sold- May 2013

Seller- Robert Simon

Buyer- Dmitry Rybolovlev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Recommended links-

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When Will You Marry?

Pablo Picasso

Leonardo da Vinci

M. F. Hussain


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