Most expensive paintings sold of all time
Art is a great way that helps us express ourselves but at the same time it can be a very serious business. With paintings and sculptures worth millions of dollars, it’s easy to understand why this business can easily pay off for many rich persons. With that in mind, here you have a list that clearly show how much value there is in the art world. Check out the most expensive paintings that were ever sold!
Nafea Faa Ipoipo by Paul Gauguin
This painting was sold at a private sale for around $300 million. The price is staggering but considering the fact that this is created by a renowned painter, it’s well worth the money especially since it’s a piece more than 120 years old.
Interchange by Willem de Kooning
Another painting that was sold for $300 million at a private sale. The interesting thing about this is that the picture is abstract yet the great look and visuals do tend to offer a truly unique perspective on the world. Moreover, there are many Willem de Kooning paintings that are well worth over $100 million, so people that love art do know that his work won’t be cheap.
The Card Players by Paul Cézanne
The Card Players is a piece by Paul Cézanne that was sold in 2011 for around $259 million. A great piece with stunning detail and a very interesting set of visuals, this is yet another painting from the XIXth century that stood the test of time and became very valuable on the art market.
Number 17A by Jackson Pollock
The abstract art of Jackson Pollock is yet another type of art that sells really well. Number 17A is the best selling piece of Jackson Pollock though, as it racked up $200 million at a private auction.
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko’s work on this particular painting was great and it also shows that abstract art is insanely valuable nowadays. With $186 million received on this painting, this is yet another example of how high quality art can be extremely valuable.
Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit by Rembrandt
Rembrandt’s work is known to have a lot of value and at around $180 million, you can easily understand why this particular piece it’s considered to be a masterpiece by many in the art sector.
Les Femmes d'Alger ("Version O") by Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso’s work is amazing and very valuable so when this particular piece sold for $179.4 million people weren’t that amazed because the painter’s work is quite valuable in the art world to begin with.
Nu Couché by Amedeo Modigliani
Amedeo Modigliani’s painting was sold recently for $170.4 million. This painting expresses the beauty of the female body and it’s by far a great purchase, which is why it accumulated so much money at a private sale.
In conclusion, these are some of the most expensive paintings in the world which were sold recently in auctions and private sales. As you can see, the art world is widely known to work with some amazing numbers, something that clearly shows the value and appeal of these great pieces!
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