Most expensive painting (140-160 million$) Top 5
The most expensive painting sometimes reaches an exorbitant price, and collectors from all over the world come to auction to buy their favorite art. We present 5 paintings worth from 140 to 160 million dollars
5. Jackson Pollock ” Number 5” 1948
While Pollock’s other works were exhibited in museums and sold freely around the world, “number 5” was constantly shrouded in a certain veil of secrecy and was in private collections. Finally, in 2006, it became known for the world at Sotheby’s auction, overnight becoming the most expensive work of art at that time.
“Number 5” went to another private collection of a Mexican buyer for a record at that time 140 million dollars. In addition, the painting became the most expensive work of art created after the Second world war, and therefore related to modern art.
4. Francis Bacon “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” 1969
The painting was sold in November 2013 for $ us142. 4 million, which at the time was the highest price for a work of art. This record was surpassed in May 2015 by Picasso’s “Algerian women”.
The high cost of these works is determined by two factors. First, it is an early work of the artist, created while studying in College. It vividly reflects the author’s unique style, in which the detailed image of a person consists of geometrically correct figures. Secondly, the parts of the triptych have been going around the world separately for a long time and only in 2013 were collected together and put up for auction.
3. Pablo Picasso “The Dream” (Le Rêve) 1932
The painting “Dream” by Pablo Picasso was bought in a private deal for 155 million dollars. The sale of a Picasso painting took place on the second attempt.
In 2006, winn and Cohen agreed on a price of $ 139 million for “dream”, but the deal fell through due to an accident: winn, who sees very poorly due to retinal pigmentation, gesticulated so actively during a show to guests of a Picasso painting that he accidentally pierced it with his elbow. The canvas, of course, was immediately sent for restoration, which lasted several years, but did not make Steve Cohen refuse to buy this Picasso.
2. Amedeo Modigliani ” Reclining Nude” 1917
A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, “Lying naked,” sold for a record $157.2 million at auction at Sotheby’s auction house in new York. The initial price of the painting was $150 million. the auction house said in a press release that the previous owner of the painting bought it for $26.9 million.
The works of the Italian master in the Nude genre are very original. The artist is one of the first to focus on the emotional plausibility of the Nude. There are no artificial patterns in his works – only naturalness.
1. Rembrandt van Rijn “portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit” 1634
Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists of all time. Not so long ago, two portraits of the master’s hand were sold by the Rothschild family. The Louvre bought it together with the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) for $ 160 million.
Rembrandt created paintings on the occasion of the wedding. The peculiarity of these portraits is that they are made in natural human height and always kept together, despite the fact that usually portraits of spouses of the XVII century were not hung together.
Most people think that these paintings should remain together, but the Louvre could not guarantee the necessary financing from granting export permits. So the paintings were not declared national property of France. This means that new sales are possible in the future
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