What is the world's most expensive painting ever sold?
#65920. Asked by myjoey. (May 19 06 8:06 AM)
The current record holder for most expensive painting is Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr.Gachet," which was bought by Ryohei Saito, chairman of Japan's Daishowa Paper Manufacturing, in 1990 for $82 million at the end of the 1980s art frenzy.|
The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold |
$104 million for Boy with a Pipe by Pablo Picasso (2004)
$95.2 million for Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso (2006)
$82.5 million for Portrait du Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh (1990)
$78.1 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1990)
$76.7 million for The Massacre of the Innocents by Paul Rubens (2002)
$71.5 million for Portrait de L'Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh (1998)
$60.5 million for Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier by Paul Cézanne (1999)
$55 million for Femme aux Bras Croises by Pablo Picasso (2000)
$53.9 million for Irises by Vincent van Gogh (1987)
$51.7 million for Les Noces de Pierrette by Pablo Picasso (1989)
$49.5 million for Femme Assise dans Un Jardin by Pablo Picasso (1999)
Mother Teresa portrait by Agr Hood was sold for 238 million dollars recently in a private auction in UK, so that's the most expensive painting ever sold right now, Jackson Pollock is passed.|
Oct 17, 2010 – A portrait of Mother Teresa painted by Agr Hood from Nepal becomes the world's most expensive painting sold ever in auction worldwide. It was sold for US $238 millions in a private auction held in London which now breaks the record of Jackson Pollock. The major property of that portrait is it was painted without lifting paintbrush and was completed in a span of 3.26 minutes non-stop. It was purchased by a wealthy private collector.
World's most expensive paintings ever sold at auction or elsewhere Top 5 list:
1) Portrait of Mother Teresa by Agr sold for $238 million.
2) No.5 1948 by Jackson Pollock sold for $151.2 million.
3) Woman 3 by William de cooning sold for $148.5 million.
4) Portrait of Adele Blauch-Baeur by Gustav Klimt sold for $144.8 million.
5) Portrait of Dr Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $139 million.
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