Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings in the world

An art is being said to be the most valuable thing in the world. A painting created by an artist with its imagination and hard work is undoubtedly priceless and extraordinary precious. It is a creation unlike anything in this world. It is a piece of art by which an artist can fully portrait its imagination or what he wants to convey to this world. In which some of the paintings are so great that they end up in museums.

Yet there are some museum level paintings which is being sold by artist to millionaires or even billionaires. Here we will show you the list of top 10 expensive paintings in the world ever sold.

10.  Nude, Green Leaves and Bust – $ 106.5 million

 Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

A painting from a well-known famous artist of all time Pablo Picasso. It was made in 1932 and holds the third highest world record price for any artistic work sold at auction.

It was being sold in auction in November 2009 for $106 million and makes it one of the most expensive paintings in the world ever sold.

9. USA  Flag – $110 million

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This painting was made by jasper johns. Johns has painted over 40 US flag in different variants in 1960s to 1970.

But this was the most expensive painting with a price tag of $110 million. Which is being owned by a billionaire Steven Cohen.

8. The Scream – US$ 119.9 million


The scream made by Edward munch. Four compositions of this painting has been hold by National Gallery in Oslo. And other three versions is still present in Munch Museum since 1893.

On 2 May 2012 the fourth version was sold at auction to financier Leon Black considered as the second highest at a price of $119.9 million making it one of the most expensive painting in the world.

7. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I – US$ 135 million


A painting by Gustav Klimt in 1907. This is a Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, who is art-loving Viennese salon lady.

It has been sold for a price of US$135 million Ronald Lauder in June 2006. One of the most expensive paintings of that time.

6. Woman III – US$ 137.5 million


Willem de Kooning was behind this beautiful artwork. It was first in the part of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art collection since 1970 to 1994.

The painting was first sold by Geffen who traded it to billionaire Steven A. Cohen for massive sum of $137.5 million.

5. No. 5, 1948 – US$ 140 million


This painting was made by Jackson Pollock who is best known for his abstract paintings.

The No. 5, 1948 painting was sold for $140 million to David Martinez and listed it among most expensive paint work in the world.

4. Three Studies of Lucian Freud – US$ 142.4 million

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Francis Bacon has painted the finest and exceptional oil-on-canvas art.

This painting was sold on November 2013 at a price tag of US$142.4 making it the most expensive one in the world and highest price attained at any auction.

3. Le Reve – US$ 155 million


Once again an astonishing piece of work by Pablo Picasso. Le Reve painting is 1932 work art in which he portrayed his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.

On March 26, 2013  once again bought by Steven A. Cohen for price of $155 million.

2. The Card Players- US$ 259 million


This is an oil painting by the French artist Paul Cézanne.

It has sold in February 2012 to a royal family of Qatar for huge amount of approximately whooping $259 million.

1. When will you marry me? – US$300 million


When Will You Marry? is an oil paint work by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin from 1892.

It has been top most of expensive paintings in the world for price of nearly $300 million which has been reportedly paid by Qatar Museums to the family of Rudolf Staechelin in February 2015.


All these great imaginative visual works is also a work of art and all of these are the highest price ever paid till now for this.

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