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10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
List of most expensive paintings
This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings. The most famous paintings, especially old master works done before , are generally owned or held at museums , for viewing by patrons. Since the museums rarely sell them they are considered priceless. Guinness World Records lists da Vinci's Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting. This sale tripled the previous record, and introduced a new era in top art sales. The sale of Van Gogh's Sunflowers was the first time a "modern" in this case painting became the record holder, as opposed to the old master paintings which previously had dominated the market. In contrast, there are currently only nine pre paintings among the listed top 89, and none created between and
Portrait of Doctor Gachet. Details Oil on canvas Previous painting Next painting. It's notable for a number of reasons. It was painted in the last few months of Vincent's life and the subject has been the focus of a great deal of controversy.
Born in a small town Groot-Zundert in Netherlands, van Gogh was a replacement child conceived shortly after the death of his older sibling. In the early s, he moved to Brussels to become an artist, but he was far from the celebrated figure we know today. Widely unknown during his lifetime the Dutch painter was not only struggling with physical illness but also with the lack of demand for his works. Joining forces in with another famous artist, Paul Gauguin , van Gogh was ready to start what will be the most prolific part of his career. With vibrant energetic brushstrokes and striking bright colors, he depicted people of Arles and its captivating landscapes painted in all its glory. Flowers, forests, crop field and of course sunflowers gave him an opportunity to practice his innovative use of colors especially yellow which he considered to be a symbol of emotional truth.
By Rob Crilly , New York. But even so it is still far from the most expensive painting of all time. It manages only fourth place.
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The majestic canvas was one of eight works hand-selected by Rothko for his landmark solo show of the same year at the Art Institute of Chicago. Price paid and year of purchase are included. At the time of its sale in , it was the second most expensive painting ever sold. This masterpiece even went to the same person that bought number one at the time, Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co. Again, he wanted this one cremated with him as well, but his companies ran into problems with loans and debt so it had to be sold on as collateral. Griffin, making it the most expensive painting to be sold by a living artist, the iconic Jasper Johns. Up for auction in and purchased by Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito, this was — at the time- the most expensive painting in the world.