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Paintings That Are Most Expensive & Worth Buying!

Paintings That Are Most Expensive & Worth Buying!


Paintings splashed on canvas, out of the inspired creative head of an artist, infused with shades of patience, dedication, sleeplessness, aesthetical knowledge and a desire that a single canvas may sing the story worth thousand pages–such paintings are always priceless!

Nevertheless, classic and even contemporary compositions by great painters continue to be traded and auctioned.

In this column, we have taken a look at the Top Ten Most Expensive Paintings of the World till now!

  1. Salvator Mundi (1500)
  • Owned by none other than King Charles I during the 1600s, it is one of the masterpieces painted in times of Italian Renaissance.
  • Artist: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci 
  • Date of Sale: November 15, 2017
  • Price: $469.7
Salvator Mundi

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  1. Interchange (1955)
  • Finished and sold for around $4,000 in 1955, it is one of the greatest paintings by Willem de Kooning.
  • Artist: Willem de Kooning
  • Date of Sale: September 2015
  • Price: $324
Interchange (1955)

via idealart

  1. The Card Players (1892 – 93)
  • Five paintings but not one! The Card Players have been spread throughout the world and were painted in varying sizes by Paul Cézanne.
  • Artist: Paul Cézanne
  • Date of Sale: April 2011
  • Price: $284+
  1. When Will You Marry? (1892)
  • With the impression of “NAFEA Faa ipoipo” at the bottom, this one portrays 2-Tahitian Girls, painted by the French Post-Impressionist, Paul Gauguin.
  • Artist: Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
  • Date of Sale: September 2014
  • Price: $227
  1. Number 17A (1848)
  • After Jackson Pollock introduced drip painting technique, this painting came out, painted on fiberboard.
  • Artist: Paul Jackson Pollock
  • Date of Sale: September 2015
  • Price: $216
  1. Water Serpents II (1904 – 07)
  • An addition to the earlier Water Serpents I, this painting is about women and homosexuality.
  • Artist: Gustav Klimt
  • Date of Sale: 2013
  • Price: $201.7
  1. No. 6 Violet, Green and Red (1951)
  • Hazy and abstract expression painted by Rothko.
  • Artist: Mark Rothko
  • Date of Sale: August 2014
  • Price: $201
No. 6 Violet, Green and Red (1951)

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  1. Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit (1634)
  • This painting is a great way to explore the fashion of the 1600s!
  • Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Date of Sale: September 2015
  • Price: $194
  1. Les Femmes d’Alger (1955)
  • Translated as Women of Algiers, a painting in the series of 15. Picasso was inspired by The Women of Algiers in their Apartment Painting by Eugène Delacroix for this one.
  • Artist: Pablo Ruiz Picasso
  • Date of Sale: May 11, 2015
  • Price: $193.5
Les Femmes d'Alger (1955)

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  1. Nu couché (1917)
  • Translated as ‘Reclining Nude,’ this one is made by the Italian Modernist, Sotheby, it is of the masterpieces in the series of 22 paintings, portraying leaning and seating nudes.
  • Artist: Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
  • Date of Sale: November 9, 2015
  • Price: $183.8

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Today, once the story is out on canvas, painters around the world struggle to get them sold in the market of the 20th century, where there are no more kingdoms or kings, to patronize them. Only some of these aesthetic tales survive, while others are either lost or ruined. Nonetheless, the artists never stop creating, and that perseverance is what we learn from them!

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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