Most expensive painting sold (115-137 million$) Top 5
Most expensive painting sold very highly, and some of them are sold for an absolutely fantastic price. And then these works of art are in private collections and only their owners admire them. So let’s take a look at what and what amounts collectors pay for famous paintings
5. Pablo Picasso “Young Girl with a Flower Basket” 1905
The painting, titled “a Young girl with a flower basket,” sold for $ 115 million, including taxes. It was previously housed in a townhouse in Manhattan for decades. This work was originally sold by Picasso to the famous writer Gertrude Stein, who lived in Paris in the early 1900s and supported many famous artists and writers. In 1968, Rockefeller eventually bought a piece of Gertrude Stein’s estate.
Many masterpiece of Picasso the most expensive paintings of our time. Clearly, collectors love the work of Picasso and consider the possession of his works prestige.
4.Amedeo Modigliani “Nude on a Blue Cushion” 1917
The painting was painted at the beginning of the XX century, left in 2012 for 118 million and passed into the possession of Dmitry Rybolovlev from Stephen Cohen. As with many of the author’s other canvases, it draw Modigliani’s wife.
3.Edvard Munch “The Scream” 1893
“Scream” is a representative of expressionism, which has significantly influenced pop culture. It is enough that the famous mask from the film of the same name was created in the image and likeness of the canvas. There is an opinion that the artist painted the picture under the influence of a mental disorder from which he suffered all his life. By the way, there are 4 identical “Screams”. The one that was sold to a private collection for $119,992 million is made in pastel.
2.Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer 1907
Klimt’s masterpiece led to a conflict on a national scale and one of the most famous trials in history. Adele Bloch-Bauer before her death expressed a desire to give her portrait to the Austrian Museum. In his will, Adele’s husband canceled the donation, and soon the painting fell to the Nazis. With great difficulty, Austria managed to buy the portrait back, but Bloch’s niece showed up and decided to return the masterpiece home. She won the case against an entire Republic, allegedly for sentimental reasons.
Some time later, for $ 135 million, Maria Altman sold “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” to Ronald Lauder, owner of the perfume concern “Estee Lauder”. Ronald Lauder built a new home for the Golden Adele, which was called The “Museum of Austrian and German art” and now the painting is there in complete safety.
1.Willem de Kooning ” Woman III” 1953
For a long time, the painting with a strange and very ugly woman was kept in the Tehran Museum. But after the introduction of strict moral laws in the country, they decided to get rid of the picture. The new owner saw in an unusual female image a person of Royal blood, reminding him of The “lady with an ermine”. Despite his love for the work, he sold the canvas to American Stephen Cohen for a fabulous $ 137.5 million
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