10 most expensive paintings in the world

In daily moderation we are going to cover the 10 most expensive paintings in the world. How one can define the price of a painting? The process is mostly unknown by rational people. One thing is very obvious that the price of painting increases after the death of that particular painter. It is very unfortunate for an artist that most of the time he does not get the recognition at his life time. In some cases they led a very poor insolvent life. We also became amazed by seeing a $50 painting in his life that sold over $100 million after his death.

1. The Card Players by Paul Cézanne

the-card-players-Card Players-Paul-CézanneCurrent Price $274 Millions
Year 1892/1893
Sold by George Embiricos on April 2011 to State of Qatar

2. No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

No-5-1948-by-Jackson-PollockCurrent Price $165.4 Millions
Year 1948
Sold by David Geffen on November 2, 2006 to David Martinez

3. Woman III by Willem de Kooning

Woman-III-by-Willem-de-KooningCurrent Price $162.4 Millions
Year 1953
Sold by David Geffen on November 18, 2006 to Steven A. Cohen

4. Le Rêve by Pablo Picasso

Le-Rêve-by-Pablo-PicassoCurrent Price $158.5 Millions
Year 1932
Sold by Steve Wynn on March 26, 2013 to Steven A. Cohen

5. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt

Portrait-of-Adele-Bloch-Bauer-I-by-Gustav-KlimtCurrent Price $158.4 Millions
Year 1907
Sold by Maria Altmann on June 18, 2006 to Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie

6. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh

Portrait-of-Dr-Gachet-by-Vincent-van-GoghCurrent Price $152 Millions
Year 1890
Sold by Siegfried Kramarsky family on May 15, 1990 to Ryoei Saito.

7. Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Three-Studies-of-Lucian-Freud-by-Francis-BaconCurrent Price $145 Millions
Year 1969
Sold by unknown on November 12, 2013 to Elaine Wynn

8. Bal du moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bal-du-moulin-de-la-Galette-by-Pierre-Auguste-RenoirCurrent Price $143.9 Millions
Year 1876
Sold by Betsey Whitney on May 17, 1990 to Ryoei Saito.

9. Garçon à la pipe by Pablo Picasso

Garçon-à-la-pipe-by-Pablo-PicassoCurrent Price $131.1 Millions
Year 1905
Sold by Greentree foundation on May 4, 2004 to Barilla Group

10. The Scream by Edvard Munch

The-Scream-by-Edvard-MunchCurrent Price $124.2 Millions
Year 1895
Sold by Petter Olsen on May 2, 2012 to Leon Black.


By: Updated: January 20, 2015