Unbelievable Facts About Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Elmira | 10 - 29 - 2021
most expensive paintings ever sold

Art is not only appreciated, but they are also pricey too.

Painting is an art and some art is priceless because some artists impersonated their unique paintings that no longer live. Want to know what paintings have broken all records in history and still remain the most expensive paintings in the world/ The current record price for a painting is estimated at a whopping $450 million paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in November 2017. Find more about the most expensive art pieces through our historical quiz.

Top Five Most Expensive Paintings in the World

What Is the Most Expensive Painting in the World?
  • A. Nu Couche
  • B. Les femmes d'Alger
  • C. Salvator Mundi
  • D. None of the Above

Who owns the world’s most expensive painting? These expensive paintings’ costs may blow your mind. 

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi 

Value: $ 450.3 million

Its original cost was estimated at $ 100 million. It is a popular oil painting costing approximately 1500 that was auctioned by Christie’s in November 2017. The auction record was unbelievable and broke all the records with its $ 450.3 million. It was known as one of the first works by Leonardo da Vinci. It has long been considered the most famous painting because of the mystery that surrounds it.

Interchange by Willem Kooning and When Are You Getting Married? by Paul Gauguin 

Value: $ 300 million

When are you getting married, (in Tahitian it is called Nafea Faa Ipoipo?) was painted by prominent artists Paul Gauguin in 1892 in French Polynesia. The painting Interchange was painted by Willem Kooning. This painting is known for its leaders of abstract expressionism and was created in 1955. These two paintings are ranked second as both were auctioned for 300 million dollars in sales.

 Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players

Value: $ 250 million

It is a series of oil paintings created by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. It was painted during Cézanne’s final period in the early 1890s. The series included five paintings. It is kept at the Musée d’Orsay, MET in New York, Courtauld in London, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. It was sold to the Qatari Royal family for $ 250 million. 

Jackson Pollock’s Number 17A 

Value: $ 200 million

After introducing his drip technique, Jackson Pollock created the painting. It was featured in the August 1949 edition of Life that made Jackson Pollock a famous figure. It was sold for $200 million to Griffin that is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, of which he is a guardian.

Mark Rothko’s NO ° 6 

Value: $ 186 million

This painting was made by Mark Rothko in 1951. It was purchased by Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2014 for $ 186 million. No.6 features big expanses of color outlined by uneven, hazy shades. It was considered one of the most expensive paintings in 2014 sold at auction.


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