The Most Expensive Paintings

The lust for possessions is one of the hallmarks of the humankind. Some of the most treasured possessions are paintings. Whether these are coveted by the museums or the private collectors who sometimes hide the originals in their basements and display copies, is another matter. Let´s have a look at some of the most expensive paintings in the world and let us also remember the beauty.

Leonardo da Vinci – Salvator Mundi, sold 2017 for $450 million

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By Getty Images, Public Domain, Link

Willem de Kooning – “Interchange” – sold 2015 for $304 million 

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Paul Cézanne – “The Card Players” – sold 2011 for  $270 million

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By http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=6371, Public Domain, Link

Paul Gauguin – “Nafea Faa Ipoipo” – sold 2014 for $213 milions 

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By Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler, Public Domain, Link

Jackson Pollock – “Number 17A” – sold 2015 for $203 million 

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Mark Rothko – “No. 6” – sold 2014 for $190 million

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Rembrandt van Rijn  – “Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit” – sold 2015 for $182 million

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By https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/30/france-netherlands-rembrandts-louvre-rijksmuseum, Public Domain, Link

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