Top 7 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

This is the list of seven high paying and expensive painting. The world famous painting especially the old master work. Some painting is owned by private and some are owned by museums.

1) When Will You Marry:


When Will You Marry is an oil old painting. Made in French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. The size of the painting is 101 by 77. The price of this painting is $300 million which is highest, one of the highest prices ever paid for a work of art. It was placed on exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen. Rudolf Staechelin from Switzerland sold this painting. He has much other expensive painting including some work of Gauguin. The painting has been purchased by Qatari buyer, Qatar royal family is a current buyer of the expensive painting and art crafts.

2) The Card Players:


The Card Players is an old painting, it’s not one painting it’s a series of old oil painting. Created by Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. The painting was made in the time period of the 1890s and there are five painting in series. The number of players very in all paintings. In 2011, the Royal family of Qatar bought this series of painting in 250 million dollars. That deal is third most expensive work of art ever sold. There is no money shown on the table that shows that there is no betting between them. The exact price paid for The Card Players is unknown. After made this painting, Cézanne also made many other series of paintings.

3) Number 17A:


It is a famous American painting made by painter Jason Pollock. It is an example of Pollock’s drip painting series. In 2015, the painting was sold by David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $200 million. It is Oil on fiberboard painting made on 1948. The artist also appears on the headline of the magazine “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States” with this title. The painter was known for his different drip painting.

4) Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit:


Pendant portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit is also an expensive painting. it is actually paired with wedding paintings by Rembrandt. It’s formally owned by Rothschild family than its own by Louvre Museum and the Rijksmuseum in 2015. Both museums contribute the €160 million to buy this painting. It’s painted on the wedding of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit in 1634. The painting was hung side by side at all times. In 1877, a French banker Gustave Samuel de Rothschild bought this painting.

5) Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I:


Is a painting by Gustav Klimt, completed between 1903 and 1907. It’s own by the sitter’s husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a Jewish banker, and sugar producer. This painting was also stolen by Nazis in 1914 and display at the  Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. After eight years of struggle, the painting was a return to the family. And sold in the same year for $135 million which is a record. Its most expensive work of Klimt’s golden phase. Gustav Klimt was born in 1862 in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary.

6) Portrait of Dr. Gachet:


Portrait of Dr. Gachet the painting is created in 1890. It is one of the most expensive and revered paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. His eyes look sanded in the painting and his skin tone is shallow. And he rests his head on his hand. And his other hand is on the table. The color use in the painting is beautiful. It’s one of his sunflower painting. The artist completed this painting before his suicide on July 28, 1890.

7) The Scream:


The Scream is a popular painting, painted on 1893, Its dimensions are 91cm × 73.5cm, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The painting looks like a ghost is standing on a bridge and a river is flowing below the bridge. It is a horror painting. It is also known for expressionistic colors, bright swirling sky. And It is as mysterious painting. It’s painted the painting at the end of the nineteenth century during a unique transitional period in art history.

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