Most Expensive Paintings


A week ago, we wrote the article Most Expensive Sculpture Sells for over $100 Million. If you prefer paintings, and have wondered what the most expensive paintings are, here is a list according to wikipedia.

A painting called No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock, created in 1948, was sold for $140,000,000 in 2006 by David Geffen in a private sale through Sotheby's.

The painting Woman III by Willem de Kooning in 1953 was also sold for $137.5 million in 2006 by David Geffen in another private sale.

The painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt in 1907 sold for $135 million in 2006 in a private sale through Christie's.


A painting called Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh in 1890 sold in 1990 for $82.5 million at a Christie's auction.

The painting Bal du moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1876 sold for $78.1 million in 1990 at a Sotheby's auction.

If you like art, don't forget to check out the article on Michael Crichton's art.

Top picture is Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, second picture is Portrait of Dr. Gachet, third is Bal du moulin de la Galette.

Comments

herocious said…
Funny that David Geffen previously owned what are now the top two "most expensive paintings ever sold."
http://theopenend.com/2010/03/03/most-expensive-paintings-ever-sold/
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