The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold In The World

Today we are going to talk about the most expensive painting in the world. The most famous paintings in the world are usually owned or kept in museums. Museums rarely sell all these famous paintings which make them invaluable. So let's gather some more information about the most expensive painting in the world.

Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi

The painting, entitled Salvator Mundi is entirely or partly attributed to the Italian high renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s. Salvator Mundi has attracted numerous owners and prices over the years before the sale of Christie's. In Salvator Mundi Jesus is shown in an anaerobic blue Renaissance dress and making a sign of the cross with his right hand. While the left side of this painting indicates its role in capturing a transparent, non-refractory crystal orb and represents a 'celestial sphere'.

  • Year : circa 1490–1500
  • Sold : $450.3 million at Christie’s in November 15, 2017
  • Seller Name : Dmitry Rybolovlev
  • Buyer Name : Badr bin Abdullah Al Saud

Interchange

Interchange

Interchange is known as the abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas by Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning. In its center is a fleshy pink mass representing a woman sitting in a painting called Interchange. The exchange of paintings of this type was completed in 1955. The painting called Interchange was sold three months after Judge de Kooning was declared mentally disabled by Alzheimer's disease.

  • Year : 1995
  • Sold : $300 million in September, 2015
  • Seller Name : David Geffen
  • Buyer Name : Kenneth C. Griffin

The Card Players

The Card Players

The Card Players is known as a series of oil paintings by French post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. The size of this type of painting varies depending on the number of players and the setting in which the game takes place. From the early 1890s to the mid-1990s, critics considered The Card Players to be the cornerstone of Cézanne's art. In this type of painting, Provençal peasants are featured in their pipes and playing cards. The Card Players are noted for their lack of drama, storytelling and traditional character. Samples of The Card Players were local farmhands.

  • Year : 1892/93
  • Sold : $250 + million at in April 2011
  • Seller Name : George Embiricos
  • Buyer Name : State of Qatar

Nafea Faa Ipoipo

Nafea Faa Ipoipo

Nafea Faa Ipoipo is referred to as an oil painting from 1892 by the French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. Nafea Faa Ipoipo was on display at Ryan's Foundation Boiler until June 28, 2015. Nafea Faa Ipoipo is a picture of two women amidst a landscape of gold, green and blue. This type of painting depicts a Gauguin native with a biography just to sing and love. The front woman painted on Nafea Faa Ipoipo lengthens herself and makes her facial features stylized and smooth.

  • Year : 1892
  • Sold : $210 million in September 2014
  • Seller Name : Rudolf Staechelin
  • Buyer Name : State of Qatar

Number 17A

Number 17A

Number 17A is known as an abstract expressionist painting by Jackson Pollock. Number 17A is an oil paint on a fiberboard and is a drip painting and is made by scattering paint on a horizontal surface. A painting called Number 17A was painted a year after Jackson Pollock introduced his drip technique. This type of painting has been given various bold colors like yellow, red, orange blue and some white and black colors have also been sprinkled. Visitors can also see Number 17A in person at the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Year : 1948
  • Sold : $200 million in September 2015
  • Seller Name : David Geffen
  • Buyer Name : Kenneth C. Griffin

Wasserschlangen II

Wasserschlangen II

This type of painting is also known as Water Serpents II. Wasserschlangen II is known as an oil painting by Gustav Klimt in 1907. Wasserschlangen II is a follow-up to the previous painting Water Serpent I. Deals with the sensuality of Wasserschlangen II like the first painting. Wasserschlangen II has a rich history. This type of painting was stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Wasserschlangen II is made of oil on canvas. These types of paintings include moving water, medicine, goldfish and water snakes.

  • Year : 1904-1907
  • Sold : $183.8 million in 2013
  • Seller Name : Yves Bouvier
  • Buyer Name : Dmitry Rybolovlev

No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)

No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)

No. The painting named 6 is known as the painting of the Latvian-American abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko. Similar to Rothko's other works of this period; this type of painting includes a wide range of colors described by uneven, faded shades. In 2014, No. 6 was recognized as one of the most expensive paintings sold at auction. One of the works involved in the infamous Bouvier affair involves this type of painting.

  • Year : 1951
  • Sold : $186 million in August, 2014
  • Seller Name : Cherise Moueix
  • Buyer Name : Dmitry Rybolovlev

Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit

Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit

This type of painting is considered by Pendant Portrait Rembrandt to be a pair of full length wedding pictures. Pendant portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit were painted in 1634 at the wedding of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppi. Unlike many 17th-century portrait pairs, this painting has always hung side by side in various collections located in Amsterdam or Paris. Pendant portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit show their size and the fact that they show subjects at full length. This appears in periodic inventories at regular intervals after the creation of the painting.

  • Year : circa 1634
  • Sold : $180 million in February 1, 2016
  • Seller Name : Éric de Rothschild
  • Buyer Name : Rijksmuseum and Louvre

Les Femmes d'Alger

Les Femmes d'Alger

This type of painting is known as a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Les Femmes d'Alger was inspired by Eugène Delacroix's 1834 painting of The Women of Algiers in their apartment. Les Femmes d'Alger is known as one of the paintings that Picasso painted as a tribute to the artists he admires. Many of Les Femmes d'Alger personal paintings are now housed in leading public and private collections.

  • Year : 1955
  • Sold : $179.5 million in May 11, 2015
  • Seller Name : Private collection
  • Buyer Name : Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

Nu couché

Nu couché

This type of painting is also known as Red Nude. Nu couché is considered a painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. Red Nude comes in one of his most reproduced and exhibited paintings in human history. Nu couché is considered one of the most popular series of nudes and was drawn by Modigliani in 1917 under the auspices of his Polish merchant Léopold Zborowski.

  • Year : 1917-1918
  • Sold : $170.4 million in November 9, 2015
  • Seller Name : Laura Mattioli Rossi
  • Buyer Name : Liu Yiqian

No. 5, 1948

No. 5, 1948

This type of painting is known as the painting of Jackson Pollock, an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. No. 5, 1948 was made on fiberboard. No. 5, 1948 is also known as the Composition Board. The painter chose to use liquid paints to create this type of painting. During observation No. 5, 1948 was drizzled with gray, brown, white and yellow paint which many still consider as "dense bird's nest".

  • Year : 1948
  • Sold : $140 million in November 2, 2006
  • Seller Name : David Geffen
  • Buyer Name : David Martinez

Woman III

Woman III

This type of painting is known as the painting of the abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Woman III is known as one of a series of six paintings by de Kooning between 1951 and 1953, and the central theme in this type of painting was a woman. From the late 1970s to 1994, a painting called Woman III was part of the Tehran Museum Conventional Art Collection.

  • Year : 1953
  • Sold : $137.5 million in November 18, 2006
  • Seller Name : David Geffen
  • Buyer Name : Steven A. Cohen
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