TOP 10 Most Expensive Paintings in the World and Known to Man



Welcome dear esteemed visitor today we will be shearing insights to some of the world most expensive painting (drawings) ever sold/ purchased . a very good artist once said art is Priceless so the amount that these following paintings were outrageous but fair. Left for us to decide if the painting was worth the money it was sold for.

Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

  1.   Salvator Mundi, circa 1490–1500 ( $450.3 million)

The number one spot goes to this piece of art which was sold in November 15 2017 for a whooping $450.3 million.
The Painting is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi,” circa 1490–1500. And it shattered many records and exceeded many auction expectations.  Notwithstanding its historical significance, this significant sale brought many conflicting opinions from buyers. Many thought of the sale as one of dishonour to the brand recognition, rather than of appreciation and respect of the painting’s seriousness. Because the piece also underwent numerous conservation and cleaning efforts, which sparked conversation around how to classify the painting—how original is it?



2.   Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”), 1955 ($179.4 million)

At our number 2 position is this amazing piece of art  by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso  1955 it was  Sold for: $179.4 million in May 11, 2015 . the painting was initially estimated to be sold at $140 million by pre-auction speculations. But during the actions buys slowly surpassed the price with Brett Gorvy taking the art home for $179.4 million when this happen it held the number 1 spot of being the most expensive piece of art in the world. This piece is one of Picasso’s boldest and most notable from a series of paintings he produced between 1954 and 1955. It was in good condition at the time of sale, so it was a special find for anyone able to pay the price. Before the 2015 sale, it had last sold in November 1997 for $31.9 million to a collector from Saudi Arabia.


3. Nu couché, 1917–18 ($170.4 million)

In its very first appearance at auction in 2015, Italian painter  Amedeo Modigliani achieved the second-highest auction price for a painting at the time: $170.4 million in 9th of November 2015. The buyers began their bid at $75 million, which already made more money compared with Modigliani’s last  auction record of $70.7 million. The work ultimately sold to non-public Chinese collector Liu Yiqian. jointly of Modigliani’s most notable paintings, it absolutely was produced in 1917 as a part of a series of works credited today with the recovery of the nude form in Modernist art.

4. Nu couché, (sur le côté gauche), 1917–18 ($157.2 million)

Sold for: $157.2 million at Sotheby’s (May 14, 2018) Amedeo Modigliani,
Already made name when it comes to painting  (drawings) Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani, Produced this painting around the same time as the previous auction record, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) took the highest auction price in Sotheby’s history in 2018 with $157.2 million. Bidding for the piece started at $125 million and ultimately landed with the phone bidder with Simon Shaw, Sotheby’s co-head of Impressionist and Modern art. This and other nudes by Modigliani were strikingly bold and even considered scandalous when they were originally painted.


5. Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969
Sold for: $142.4 million at Christie’s (November 12, 2013)
This was painted by irish painter Francis Bacon in 1969 is is actually a rare find during a post-war and was sold on the 12th of November2013.
 Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud achieved a sale price of $142.4 million. The triptych was the topic of “fierce” bidding. Not only did it outperform Edvard Munch’s The Scream, which had sold for nearly $120 million at Sotheby’s the previous year, but it had been also a part of a landmark year for Christie’s. The auction grossed $691.6 million, which at the time was nearly $200 million over its best-ever season


 -  6. Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens, 1925 ($140.8 million)

 - 7. Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893 $119.9 million

 - 8. Pablo Picasso, Young Girl with a Flower Basket, 1905  $115 million in May 8, 2018

 - 9. Claude Monet, Meules, 1890  $110.7 million

 - 10. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982  $110.5 million

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