Thursday, 14 April 2016

10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever sold

     You already know that the world's most famous paintings (especially old) are generally held at the museums for viewing by Patrons. Sometimes, the museums will rarely sell them, and as such, they are quite literally priceless.


     
      Mona Lisa listed as the highest insurance valued painting in History. On December 14,1962, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million and it is permanently displayed at The Louvre Museum in Paris.Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$782 million in 2016.

10.) Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I: 



Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year         Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $158.5                      $135                1907          June 18, 2006




      In 1907, Gustav Klimt painted the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. This Painting has been referred to as the final and most fully representative work of Gustav Klimt and it is considered as the one of the most expensive painting ever sold.

9.) Woman III:

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year              Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $161.4                     $137.5                1953          November 18, 2006


      In 1953, Abstract Expressionist Painter Willem De Kooning painted the expensive portrait of Woman III and it is considered as the one of the six paintings of Willem De Kooning between 1951 and 1953. The measurings of portrait are 68 by 48 1/2 inches(1.73 by 1.23m).

8.) No. 5, 1948:

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year              Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $164.3                     $140                  1948          November 2, 2006


     The American Painter, Jackson Pollock Painted the No. 5, 1948 ,known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. 
     This expensive painting was painted on the fibreboard(also known as composition board), which is measured 8' x 4'. Pollock chose to paint this portrait by using liquid paints.

7.) Nu Couché:

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $170                     $170.4                  1917/18          November 9, 2015



        Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian Artist painted the Nu couché, known as Red Nude or Reclining Nude. It is a 1917 oil on canvas painting and one of his most widely reproduced and exhibited paintings ever sold.

6.) Les Femmes d'Alger("Version O"):

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $179.4                     $179.4               1955                  May 11, 2015



        The Spanish Cubist Artist, Pablo Picasso painted Les Femmes d'Alger (Women of Algiers), which is a series of 15 paintings.  Eugène Delacroix's 1834 painting was inspired by this series of paintings.The series is one of several painted by Picasso in tribute to artists that he admired.

5.) Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit:

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $180                        $180                 1634                   Sep  2015


     The Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are a pair of full-length wedding portraits by Rembrandt. And this expensive painting was formerly owned by the Rothschild family, they became jointly owned by the Louvre Museum and the Rijksmuseum in 2015 after both museums managed to contribute half of the purchase price of €160 million, a record for works by Rembrandt. It is the one of the expensive paintings ever sold.

4.) No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red):

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $186                        $186                 1951                   Aug  2014


       The Russian-American Abstract expressionist artist, Mark Rothko painted this expensive painting titled as No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red). This was painted in 1951. No. 6 consists of large expanses of colour delineated by uneven, hazy shades.

3.) Number 17A:

Adjusted Price    Original Price        Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $200                        $200                 1948                   Sep 2015


        An American Painter, Jackson Pollock painted Number 17A. who known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement.

2.) The Card Players:


Adjusted Price    Original Price             Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $272                        $259 +                 1892/93                 Apr 2011


     The Card Player, a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. This second most expensive painting was painted during Cézanne's final period in the early 1890s and it is the one of the five paintings in the series. The versions vary in size and in the number of players depicted.

1.) Nafea Faa Ipoipo(When Will You Marry?):

Adjusted Price    Original Price             Year                 Date of Sale
 (in Millions)          (in Millions)

       $300                        $300                      1892                   Feb 2015
     

     When Will You Marry? (Tahitian: Nafea faa ipoipo) is an oil painting from 1892 by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. On loan to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland for nearly a half-century. In February 2015, it was sold privately by the family of Rudolf Staechelin to Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani. 

    These are the top 10  most expensive paintings ever sold.

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