Most expensive painting sold (100-137 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.Paul Cezanne ” View of mount Saint-Victoire from a grove in Chateau-Noir” 1882-1885
When Detroit was mired in debt, some creditors offered to sell the art Institute’s collection of world masterpieces to pay off the city’s debts. The Institute decided to sell the Cezanne painting, but with a completely different purpose. The $100 million raised from the secret deal went to preserve and restore the remaining collection.
4. Pablo Picasso “Boy with a pipe” 1905
One of Picasso’s early works was sold by $104,168 million in 2004 at Sotheby’s in new York. The work of the “pink” period of the artist’s work depicts a Parisian boy. Art historians were surprised by such a great interest of collectors, because. the canvas is written in a manner not typical of the pioneer of cubism.
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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