Published On: Thu, Jul 26th, 2018

Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold in the World 2019

Art lovers all over the world enjoy quality art work of all kind, and out of all paintings are particularly enjoyed the most. Every art lover wants to get their hands on the best of the best painting in the world and hand it in their bedrooms or living rooms.

In the past few years some of these famous painting like the works of Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci have become a status symbol. Due to their extremely hefty prices only the wealthiest of the wealthy can afford these, and those who do want everyone else to see it hanging in their homes.

These famous painitng have been sold ranging from a total of about $140 Million to $700 Million USD, which is quite un believable but there are people buying these painting at such high rates.

Here top 10 most expensive painting ever sold in the world 2019.

10: No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock – $140 Million USD

No.5 is another beautiful artwork of a famous artist known as Jackson Pollock. This painting was created by Pollock in 1948 which signifies its importance and value. Jackson Pollock is known for his famous drip painting and this is also one of them. Using some beautiful colors like Red, Yellow, Blue and Grey Pollock really has made a master piece. This painting is believed to be sold to the billionaire David Geffen for a total of $140 Million US Dollars, however if equated to today’s world that would make around $164 Million Dollars. There was news recently that it was perhaps sold to David Martinez but he has denied all rumors.


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09: Nu couchébyAmedeo Modigliani – $170 Million USD

Nu Couche is a very well recognized and famous work of the very talented Amedeo Modigliani. Nu Couche also goes by name Reclining Rude which is its literal translation as well. This particular masterpiece was created in the year 1917, showing just how precious this art work really is. The painting demonstrates a naked lady lying over a dark red background. It was sold to a well-known billionaire Liu Yiqian for a total of $170.4 Million US Dollars on 9th November 2015. This makes it without a doubt one of the top 10 most expensive painting ever sold in the world.


08: Les Femmes D’Alger (Version ‘O’) by Pablo Picasso – $179.3 Million USD

Les Femmes D’Alger is a very well-known and recognized painting all over the world by the mastermind Pablo Picasso. In his career he has created 15 different version of this beautiful painting however this particular version named as Version ‘O’ was the last of his painting and was completed in the year 1955. This geometric and angular painting was inspired by the famous woks of Eugene Delacroix named as The Women of Algiers in their Apartment. This masterpiece was sold at a total of $179.3 Million US Dollars at a private auction known as Christie’s Auction in 2015. It is thought to be purchased by former prime minister of Qatar.


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07: Portrait of Marten Soolmans and Portrait of Oopjen Coppit by Rembrandt – $180 Million USD

Portrait of Marten Soolmans and Portrait of Oopjen Coppit was painted by none other than the famous artist who goes by the name Rembrandt. It was created in 1634, with the lovely couple Marten and Oopjen who willingly volunteered to by the muse for Rembrandt. The year of creation of this painting is what makes these so precious. They were purchased by the billionaire family the Rothschild family as a pair for a total of $180 US Dollars. However it was later bought by the two very famous museums, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Louvre Museum in Paris, who will be displaying the masterpiece in turns.


06: No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Mark Rothko – $186 Million USD

No.6 which is also known as Violet, Green and Red was created by the very talented artist Mark Rothko in 1951. Mark Rothko is basically known for his characteristic signature rectangles in his painting which make them even more special and interesting for the art lovers. Hence this particular painting was sold to a very rich German billionare named Mr. Dmitry Rybolovlev by an art facilitator known as Yves Bouvier for a total of $186 million US Dollars. However a recent update on this purchase is that the Russian biyer is not satisfied with the high price and is in a legal quarrel with Yves Bouvier.


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05: Number 17A by Jackson Pollock – $200 Million USD

Number 17A is a very artistic painting created by the famous Jackson Pollock in 1948. This painting is basically an abstract with some very attractive color drippings like Yellow, Red, Orange, Blue along with some splashes of Black And White here and there. Just like the famous painting Interchange by Willem de Kooning, Number 17 A was also purchased by the billionaire Ken Griffith for a whopping $200 Million US Dollars. What makes this painting so special is the time period in which it was created and the art with which it was created. Sold for a $200 Million USD, makes this one of the top 10 most expensive paintings ever sold in the world.


04: The Card Players by Paul Cézanne – $269 Million USD

The Card Players is another mesmerizing painting that was created by the very talented Paul Cezanne. This painting is one of the five created by the artist in his career. Due to the amazing quality and the incredibly high value of the painting they all are currently been portrayed in the very famous museums all over the world including the Musee D’Orsay located in Paris and Courtault Institute of Arts in London. However this particular piece was privately sold for a high amount of $250 million equating it to about $269 million in today’s world making it one of the top 10 most expensive paintings to be ever sold in the world.


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03: Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) by Paul Gauguin – $300 Million USD

Nafea Faa Ipoipo which literally means When will you marry me? Was painted by the very artistic Paul Gauguin. This painting was created in 1891 when Paul visited the very magical island of Tahiti for the first time and fell in love their women. It shows two attractive women sitting with a very colorful background that has the ability to really mesmerize a person. This painting was sold in a private auction for a total of $300 Million and although it is not confirm it is thought to have been bought by the Royal Family of Qatar and is in their ownership currently.


02: Interchange by Willem de Kooning – $300 Million USD

Interchange is a very famous painting that was painted by the very talented Willem de Kooning. For many years it was in the possession of Mr. David Geffen who is not only a well-known producer but also a successful film studio executive. The painting was then bought from him by Ken Griffin for a total of $300 US Dollars making it amongst the top 10 most expensive painting in the world. Ken Griffin is not only a well-known billionaire by also a hedge fund investor. He has currently lent the painting to the Arts Institute of Chicago Museum so every can see and marvel at the masterpiece that is the Interchange.


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01: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci – $700 Million USD

The Mona Lisa is a timeless master piece that was created by none other than the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting was originally created based on Lisa Gherardini who was the very beautiful wife of a famous cloth merchant in Florence at the time Francesco Del Giocondo. The painting was sold for a total of about $100 Million US Dollars in 1962, which in today’s world would equate it to be about $700 Million US Dollars. Hence it has been declared priceless and hence can only be seen at the Louvre Museum in Paris.


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