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TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World

Art is one of the most interesting things that many people enjoy. It transmits anyone from the real world to another world which is more beautiful and fascinating. It encourages you to contemplate the surrounding environment and nature and motivate you to imagine new things. Paintings are among the most amazing works of art. There are many artists around the world who are famous for their works of art that still exist and are seen as being fabulous and breathtaking. Most of these paintings are very expensive, because they were painted by very famous artists and they are very old. To know more about the most expensive paintings ever sold, we present to you the following 10 most expensive paintings in the world. The accurate prices are not mentioned, so you will find that these prices are estimations for the real prices as precise as possible. Some of the paintings were sold at public auctions while the others were sold at private sales.

10. “Dora Maar au Chat

It is  classified as the tenth most expensive sold painting. It was painted in 1941 by Pablo Picasso. It was sold in May 2006 by Gidwitz family to Boris Ivanishvili. The painting was purchased for $95.2 million.

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9. “Eight Elvises”

It occupies the ninth place on the list of the most expensive paintings. It was painted in 1963 by Andy Warhol. It was sold in October 2008 by Annibale Berlingieri at a private sale, but the buyer is unknown. The painting was sold for $100 million.

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8. “Garçon a la pipe

It is ranked as the eighth most expensive sold painting. It was painted in 1905 by Pablo Picasso. It was sold in May 2004 by Greentree foundation (Whitney family) to Barilla Group. The painting costed its owner $104.2 million.

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7. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

It is the seventh most expensive sold painting. It was painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso. The painting was sold in May 2010 by Frances Lasker Brody estate but the buyer is unknown. It was sold for $106.5 million.

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6. “The Scream

It occupies the sixth place on the list of the most expensive sold paintings. It was painted in 1895 by Edvard Munch. The painting was purchased in May 2012 by Leon Black from Petter Olsen. It was sold for $119.9 million.

The-Scream TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World

5. “Adele Bloch-bauer I”

It is the fifth most expensive painting to be sold in the world. It was painted in 1907 by Gustav Klimt. The portrait was sold in June 2006 by Maria Altmann to Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie at a private sale. The portrait costed its owner $135 million.

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4. “Woman III”

It is ranked as the fourth most expensive painting sold in the world. It was painted in 1953 by Willem de Kooning. It was purchased in November 2006 by Steven A. Cohen from David Geffen at a private sale. The painting was sold for $137.5 million.

Woman-III TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World

3. “Number 5, 1948”

It is positioned at the third place on the list of the most expensive paintings. It was painted in 1948 by Jackson Pollock. The painting was sold in November 2006 by David Geffen to David Martinez at a private sale. The painting costed its owner $140 million.

Number-5-1948 TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World

2. “La Rêve”

The name of the painting means The Dream. It is ranked as the second most expensive sold painting in the world. It was painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso. The painting was purchased in March 2013 by Steven A. Cohen from Steve Wynn at a private sale. The painting was sold for $155 million.

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1. “The Card Players”

It is ranked as the most expensive work of art ever sold and it is placed on the top of the list of the most expensive paintings in the world. It was painted in 1892/93 by Paul Cezanne. The painting was sold in April 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar (House of Thani) by George Embiricos at a private sale. The painting costed the Royal Family $259 million or more which is the highest cost for a painting.

The-Card-Players TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World

 TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in The World
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