List of most expensive paintings in the world

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The price of a famous and historic paintings can be very expensive. Although the actual views of someone in judging works of art can vary from one person to another. So also with painting, not necessarily every person can understand the art of what is contained in the painting although the painting is the most expensive painting in the world. But somehow the painting below is a painting that broke sales records as the most expensive painting in the world until the year 2011. This is a list of them.

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1. No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock, U.S. $ 140 million.

Title of painting: No. 5, 1948.
Year of manufacture: 1948.
Price: U.S. $ 140 million.
Seller: David Geffen.
Buyer: Unknown.

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock, expensive painting

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

This painting title is No. 5, 1948. Its name is very unique. Many say that this painting is abstract and extreme impressionism paintings. This most expensive painting in the world is made by a painter named Jackson Pollock. The painter died from a car accident on Long Island, New York, United States in 1956, because drunk when driving. This painting was purchased with very expensive in 2006 in the agency sales and luxury auction, Sotheby’s. While the buyers name withheld.

2. Woman III by Willem de Kooning, U.S. $ 137.5 million.

Title: Woman III.
Year of manufacture: 1952-1953.
Price: U.S. $ 137.5 million.
Seller: David Geffen.
Buyer: Steven A. Cohen.

Woman III by Willem de Kooning, expensive painting

Woman III by Willem de Kooning

This is the second most expensive painting in the world. The sale transaction took place in 2006, sold by David Geffen to a billionaire Steven A. Cohen for U.S. $ 137.5 million. Starting in the 70′s until 1994, this painting is a collection of paintings from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary. In 1994 the painting was sold secretly by Thomas Ammann to David Geffen, by barter paintings with Parsi manuscripts of the 16th, Tahmasbi Shahnameh. The painting had not been exhibited to the public beginning in 1979, because the rules of the kingdom.

3. Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, U.S. $ 135 million.

Title: Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Year of manufacture: 1907.
Price: U.S. $ 135 million.
Seller: Unknown.
Buyer: Ronald Lauder.

Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, expensive painting

Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt took three years to create this painting. Its size is 138×138 cm and also quite complicated because it is made of gold and silver on canvas. The painting originally belonged to Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, the husband of a woman in the painting. However, these paintings left by Ferdinand in Austria during World War II. Finally the painting was handed over to other family members and began to move owners. The painting was bought by Ronald Lauder in 2006 for U.S. $ 135 million for his gallery, the Neue Galerie, New York City.

4. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso, U.S. $ 106.5 million.

Title: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust.
Year of manufacture of the painting: 1932.
Price: U.S. $ 106.5 million.
Seller: Frances Brody.
Buyer: Unknown.

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso, expensive painting

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso

This is a painting by famous painter Pablo Picasso made of canvas measuring about five meters and dominated the color blue and purple. Pablo Picasso was a painter and sculptor from Spain who spent most of his life in France. The painting was purchased by the buyer that anonymous at the Christie’s auction house in New York for U.S. $ 106.5 million, in an auction titled “Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody”.

5. Garçon a la pipe by Pablo Picasso, U.S. $ 104.1 million.

Title: Garçon a la pipe
Year of manufacture: 1904
Price: U.S. $ 104.1 million
Seller: Sotheby’s New York
Buyer: Guido Barilla

Garçon a la pipe by Pablo Picasso, expensive painting

Garçon a la pipe by Pablo Picasso

This painting is a painting created by Pablo Picasso in 1904, which depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a crown of flowers. The painting was sold at a price of U.S. $ 104.1 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York City in 2004. Actually the name of the buyer of the painting kept secret, but many sources say that buyers are Guido Barilla, Barilla Group owner.

6. Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol, U.S. $ 100 million.

Title: Eight Elvises.
Year of manufacture: 1963.
Price: U.S. $ 100 million.
Seller: Annibale Berlingieri.
Buyer: Philippe Segalot.

Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol, expensive painting

Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol

This expensive painting was made by Andy Warhol, famous person who has multiple skills. Aside being a famous painter, Andy Warhol was also famous for his cleverness to write, film director and record producer. This painting is about King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. In 2009 this painting sold by Annibale Berlingeri, Italian collector, to Philippe Segalot, French collector, for U.S. $ 100 million.

7. Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso, U.S. $ 95.2 million.

Title: Dora Maar au Chat.
Year of manufacture: 1941.
Price: U.S. $ 95.2 million.
Seller: Sotheby’s, New York.
Buyer: Unknown

Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso, expensive painting

Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso

Dora Maar was a photographer and painter of France, which is known as a close friend or lover of Pablo Picasso. This woman was in the paintings made in 1941 is. Like most other works, Pablo Picasso was fond of making human as the object of his paintings, especially women.

8. Diana and Actaeon by Titian, U.S. $ 91 million

Title: Diana and Actaeon.
Year of manufacture: 1556-1559.
Price: U.S. $ 91 million.
Seller: Private sale.
Buyer: United Kingdom.

Diana and Actaeon by Titian, expensive painting

Diana and Actaeon by Titian

This painting is very old, which is made around the year 1556-1559, or the 16th century. Vecillio or artist is Titian Tiziano. The painting tells the story of Diana, who met with Actaeon. Titian liked to lift the mythological and religious themes in his works.

9. Adele Bloch-Bauer II by Gustav Klimt, U.S. $ 87.9 million.

Title: Adele Bloch-Bauer II.
Year of manufacture: 1912.
Price: U.S. $ 87.9 million.
Seller: Christie’s, New York.
Buyer: Unknown.

Adele Bloch-bauer II by Gustav Klimt, expensive painting

Adele Bloch-bauer II by Gustav Klimt

Models in the world’s most expensive painting in the 9th is also the Adele Bloch-Bauer, wife of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. This woman is the only model ever Klimt painted twice. The second painting was also noted one of the world’s most expensive painting sold. To complete this work takes a very long time, up to three years.

10. Triptych by Francis Bacon, U.S. $ 86.3 million.

Title: Triptych.
Year of manufacture: 1976.
Price: U.S. $ 86.3 million.
Seller: Sotheby’s New York.
Buyer: European Private.

Triptych by Francis Bacon, expensive painting

Triptych by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was a painter born in Ireland. His paintings tells a story about the tragic events of his friend who called Dyer, who committed suicide after an overdose of pills. The painting was completed in 1973. Bacon knew Dyer in 1964, a young man who has a bad character, a drunkard and temperamental. The boy chose to end his life by suicide. Dyer life story that inspired Francis Bacon to create this painting.

That list of paintings that created the record sales price was fantastic in the history of the world until early this 2011.


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  2. Comment by Breana Kjolseth:

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  3. Comment by Rosemarie Paino:

    Wow al of it a great paint I’m enjoying it..

  4. Comment by wefewgfer:

    It seems the artist who made ​​the painting was worth very expensive. Amazing!

  5. Comment by Deborah Cariker:

    so weird painting…. I’m confuse why it become most expensive painting. There is no another good painting than that?

  6. Comment by Anissa Tiernan:

    Hey! Thank you for your blog! Actually I have never read anything that cool.

  7. Comment by eXplorer:

    Yes indeed quite surprising. I hope they know what they are buying. :-)

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