A man from time immemorial, liked to draw. Anthropologists are constantly finding samples of art rock in different parts of the world. Someone is out better and someone worse, but this kind of art is constantly evolving with people. First, people decorated the walls of their caves, drew animals and hunting scenes, and then started to create frescoes on the walls of many temples, and then come up with a canvas.
The artists of the past have left us a tremendous legacy of beautiful paintings. The most valuable of them are stored in museums and people from all over the world, come to see them. Many of the paintings are worth millions of dollars. There are many paintings that are in the national museums, never put up for auction, and we do not know its real value. That is, we can not say how many paintings there are by Leonardo da Vinci or Rembrandt. However, every year thousands of paintings sold at special auctions. The cost of some of them reaches hundreds of millions of dollars, and the price is constantly increasing. Paintings are a good tool for saving money. We have compiled for you a list that includes the world’s most expensive paintings.
10. Flag of USA | $ 110 million.
The picture was painted by the artist Jasper Johns in 1932. On the canvas depicts an American national flag. In 2010, on the private auction the painting was sold for $ 110 million.
9 . Creek | $ 119 million.
This picture painted by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. It was created from 1893 to 1910. On the canvas depicts a male figure screaming on the background of scarlet sky.
This work of art owned by billionaire Petter Olsen from Norway, but then it was sold for 119 million dollars.
8. Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer | $ 135 million.
This portrait was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907, and in 2006 it was sold for 135 million dollars. The size of the art is 136h x 138 cm.
The portrait depicts the daughter of one of the largest Austrian bankers of the time, it is called “Austrian Mona Lisa.”
7 . Woman III | $ 137,5 Mill.
In seventh place is the picture drawn by the artist Willem de Kooning in 1953. Its size – 171hx121 cm, and it was sold in 2006 for 137.5 million dollars.
When drawing his paintings the artist applied the technique of strokes, so the fabric has a few original form.
6 . No. 5 | $ 140 million.
This picture was painted by American artist Jackson Pollock. This pattern is drawn in the genre of abstract art, the author believed that the process of the birth of the art is more important than the result, and so he just poured and splashed paint on a piece of fiberboard. The painting is the size of 2,5h x 1,2 meters and is a mixture of different colors, randomly imposed.
The image shown in the picture is a bit like a huge bird’s nest. The painting was created in 1948 and sold in 2006 for $ 140 million.
5. Studies of Lucian Freud | $ 142.4 million.
This work drew Francis Bacon in 1969, and in 2013 it was sold for 142.4 million dollars. Sale held at the auction organized by Christie’s auction house. Each of the three canvases that are part of a triptych has a size of 198h × 147,5 cm. These paintings depicted the artist Lucien Freud sitting in different poses.
The painting was sold in six minutes.
4. Dream | $ 179,365,000.
In fourth place in our ranking of the most expensive paintings of the world is a picture of Pablo Picasso, who painted it in 1932. The canvas has dimensions 130hx97 centimeters. The painting was sold in 1997 for 148.403 million dollars.
3 . Algerian women | $ 179,365,000.
This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso. It has dimensions of 114h x 146,5 centimeters, was drawn by the master in 1955. In 2015, it was sold for 179.365 million dollars. Curiously, in 1997 for the same painting could fetch just $ 31 million.
2 . Card Players | $ 250 million.
In second place on its cost is the picture painted by another famous Frenchman – Paul Cezanne. It was created in 1895, and in 2012 it was sold for 250 million dollars. The buyer was the royal family of Qatar. The painting was sold at private auction.
The canvas has a size of 97 to 130 centimeters, it depicts two men who play cards.
1. When you marry | $ 300 million.
Currently, the most expensive in the world is the picture painted by Paul Gauguin in 1892, and it is called “When you get married.” It was sold in 2015 for a record 300 million US dollars. The size of the picture is 101 by 77 centimeters. Sale held in private trades. The buyer’s name is unknown.
The web has long been in the collection of Swiss art lovers, there are rumors that a picture of the Middle East oil tycoon bought.