expensive paintings: Painting is one of the most popular and ancient arts found in the history of world. A painting is a thing which speaks silently and sometimes it says more than something written. Painting is not only a most liked art but it is also sometimes a way of income like other arts. Some of the paintings were sold with a very high price in history. These expensive paintings were made by some famous and greatest painters. Here in below article we have some of the most expensive paintings of all time ever sold in history. Have a look on these greatest masterpieces of art. You will be inspired by these if you have an interest in painting art and have how know of this amazing art.
Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Of All Time
10. Three studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon – $145 m
After selling at Christie’s New York in 2013 this painting became one of the most expensive paintings of the world. It easily crossed its estimate of $85m as frantic bidding between seven potential buyers pushed up the price for the six-foot triptych a gret painting which was painted in 1969 and it shows Bacon’s friend Lucian Freud, the British painter. This is a wonderful painting which has been attracting people during the year 2013 and before that. This painting falls at number ten in our list of most Expensive paintings of all time.
09. Portrait of Dr Gachet by Vincent van Gogh – $152 m
Van Gogh’s portrait of the medic who cared for him in the final months of his life broke the records of expensive paintings when it was sold in the year 1990. Then this portrait was bought by a Tokyo art dealer on behalf of Japanese industrialist whose name was Ryoei Saito. However, when Saito died in debt, the painting disappeared into the international art market and its whereabouts remain unknown. This one the masterpiece of Gogh. The painting is considered one of the best and greatest paintings in the history. It falls at number 9 in our list.
08. Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt – $158.4 m
Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics magnate, bought the gold-flecked portrait in the year 2006 for the Neue Galerie. At that time, it was a record that any painting was paid with a huge amount. It has an extraordinary story (seized by the Nazis during the Second World War and reclaimed by the rightful owner’s niece only when she was in her eighties) is also told in a recent film, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren. This painting is one of the most famous paintings of history. It is at eighth number in the list of most expensive paintings of history.
07. Le Réve by Pablo Picasso – $158.5 m
This was painted in 2013 by Steven Cohen who was founder of SAC Capital and one of Wall Street’s biggest art collectors. The deal had originally been agreed in 2006, but its owner Steve Wynn accidentally put his elbow through the canvas because of his failing eyesight. The deal went through after it had been repaired. This is the seventh expensive painting in our list.
06. Woman III by Willem de Kooning – $162.4 m
This painting was sold by David Geffen in 2006. It was bought by Steven Cohen who was a hedge fund billionaire. It was the third in a series of six paintings by de Kooning. It was part of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art collection. It disappeared from view after strict rules on images of women introduced after the 1979 revolution. This is sixth most expensive painting sold in history.
05. No 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock – $165.4 m
This painting was sold most expensively in 2006. David Martinez reportedly bought the 8-foot by 4-foot piece of fiberboard, covered in drips of brown and yellow paint from David Geffen. This is an amazing kind of painting which can not be understood by any common person. Only a man with sense of art can understand the message from this painting . This is the fifth most expensive painting ever sold in the world.
04. Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O) by Pablo Picasso – $179.3 m
This is one of the best and famous series of Picasso. Picasso created a series of 15 variations of Les femmes d’Alger inspired by the French master Eugene Delacroix who in 1834 had painted The Women of Algiers in their Apartment. This one which is called Version O marks the culmination of the series and has long been considered the most important Picasso in private hands. This painting is the fourth most expensive painting ever sold in the world. It was sold with a huge amount of about $179.3 million.
03. No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Mark Rothko – $186 m
Dmitry Rybolovlev was a Russian billionaire who paid $186 million, setting a record for a work by the American painter. It is now subject to a legal dispute with Mr Rybolovlev accusing Yves Bouvier, an art dealer, of misleading him about the price. This one is and abstract kind of painting which apparently do not have any meanings pr shape on it. If some one has the idea about the age in which it was made then he can understand it easily because poetry and painting can not be understood without the knowledge of context.
02. The Card Players by Paul Cézanne – $274 m
Qatar had previously held the record with this masterpiece which was bought in 2011. This was one of dozens of major Western works its museums have snapped up in recent years. It featured two stony-faced card players, models selected by Cézanne from his family’s estate outside Aix-en-Provence. This painting also gives some information about the age and era in which this was made. This one is just before top in our list of most expensive paintings of all time.
01. When Will You Marry by Paul Gauguin – $300 m
Gauguin’s 1982 picture of two Tahitian girls broke the record for the world’s most expensive painting. Qatar bought the canvas from a Swiss collector for almost $300 million in February. This painting was painted during Gauguin’s first trip to Tahiti, where he said he traveled to escape “everything that is artificial and conventional” in Europe. This painting is at the top of the list of most expensive paintings ever sold or bought in the world.
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