10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

A painting is a contemporary piece of majestic artwork which seizes the gaze of every art lover or any enthusiastic person on earth. What makes it worth more special or undoubtedly great? Is it its mere abstract message or the tone of the painter’s brush? The world has been gifted by many unusual phenomenal paintings by the masterclass. To satisfy the inborn passion of art collectors & appreciators, the idea of auction was upon to qualify the true worth of the craftsmanship.

10. Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

An Artist’s creative master piece is well served when the painting is given a well aperture of its cost at a royal variety exhibition. This painting was craved by Paul Cézanne in 1893 and was auctioned for $60,500,000 at q`world renowned  Sotheby’s New York Auction Centre on May 10, 1999 to the family of huge media tycoons called The Whitneys. Its rated No. 10 by all time New York Museum and contemporary Arts council.

9. Portrait de l’Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh


Dutch are known for exhilarating passions including one for art. Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe is a self portrait of Vincent van Gogh. He imaged himself without the beard though he had one. This one was done in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in September 1889. The Canvas consists of oil paints and is 40 cm x 31 cm in dimension. The self-portrait was enlisted to be the most expensive portrait  paintings of all time in 1998 when it was given out for for $71.5 million in New York city.

8. Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

This creative masterpiece deduces the Human inner sentiment of vulgar behavior and genocide which Peter Paul Rubens depicted in his painting. It was done in 1611 by him and is the only painting to be recorded having painted in 16th rather than 19th or 20th century. Kenneth Thomson was the first buyer of the canvas followed by Baron Thomson of Fleet for $76,700,000 in 2002 at Sotheby Auctions.

7. Bal Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

The streets of France are diluted by highly artistic mob in today’s date. Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre was painted by French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1876, captivating the interest of art collector Ryoei Saito. On May 17, 1990, it was sold for $ 78,000,000 at Sotheby’s in New York City to him, along with which he also had the honor of possessing Dr Gachet’s portrait.

6. Le Bassin Aux Nympheas by Claude Monet

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

Claude Monet impressed a big hoard of art into one portrait giving the painting a glamor record auctioning worth of $80,451,178, the highest amount  paid to Christi’s in the whole of Europe during early 1900s.

5. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

Dutch really have an addictive passion for art and mastery. Long time impressionist Vincent Van Gogh brought the portrait of Dr. Gachet to life in the early 21st century. It attained global fame when a Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito paid $82.5 million for it, clearing his attachment to the painting, he wanted it to be engraved on his tomb when he died but later on it was customized at Musee d’Orsay in 1996. His work included two paintings of Dr Gachet, one including usage of low-tones and water art.

4. Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

Pablo Picasso is known for his controversial character-ism in his nature and finest mastered craftsmanship with paint and brush. Painted in 1941, he depicted his unconditional love for his mistress, Dora Maar who was then a pioneer artist too. Her portrait was astonishingly worth doubled at Sotheby’s in 2006, earning itself a record of $95,200,000

3. Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso


Garçon à la Pipe is Picasso’s manifested tribute to his assertiveness for a diverse withering society. It depicts shimmers of all the aspects of a complex society hit by a plague. Pablo Picasso created it with paintings consisted of gray orange and pink palettes. Dimensionally 100 × 81.3 cm, depicts a Parisian boy possessing a weed pipe in his left hand. $104,100,00 was a worth sum spoken up at Sotheby’s, 2004.

2. Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimit

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

One of the most heart giving artistry, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimit hit the auction bay with a record of $135,000 in 2006 which lured the Australian government to retain it back hence bought by Ronald S Lauder. Rumors have been heard of several  decades of fights over it, reclaiming the possession of it by Nazis near the WWII. The painting is a love-beaten tale of a beautiful maiden enthralled with passion for Love.

1. No 5 1948 by Jack Polluck

10 of the Most Expensive Paintings

Earning the reputation for the most expensive paining till date, Jackson Pollock would have been honored with vigilance for his $140 million painting of his storming designs and paint splitting using his traditional trademarked dripping art on the graceful 4’x8′ canvas. The enthusiastic buyer of this painting is David Geffen which he owned in November 2006.

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