How much must one pay for an exquisite painting? A couple of hundred bucks or a thousand or a million? The price needs to be worth the time, imagination, vision and skills of the painters. Collecting paintings is also a type of hobby; some adorn their personal places with it while others preserve them in museums. There are bidding sessions and the highest bidder gets the painting. Sounds fun!
1.Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci
It was sold at $460.3 Million to Badr bin Abdullah Al Saud on November 15, 2017.
2.Interchange by Willem de Kooning
It was sold at $317 Million to Kenneth C. Griffin in September 2015.
3. The Card Players by Paul Cézanne
It was sold at $278 + Million to The State of Qatar in April 2011.
4.Nafea Faa Ipoipo by Paul Gauguin
(When Will You Marry?)
It was sold at $222 Million to the State of Qatar in September 2014.
5. Number 17A by Jackson Pollock
It was sold at $211 Million to Kenneth C. Griffin in September 2015.
6.Wasserschlangen II by Gustav Klimt
It was sold at $197.7 Million to Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2013.
7.No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red) by Mark Rothko
It was sold at $197 Million to Dmitry Rybolovlev in August 2014.
8.Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit by Rembrandt
It was sold at $190 Million to Rijksmuseum and Louvre in September 2015.
9.Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”) by Pablo Picasso
It was sold at $189.6 Million to Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Than on May 11, 2015.
10. No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock
It was sold at $174 Million to David Martinez on November 2, 2006.
11.Woman III by Willem de Kooning
It was sold at $170.9 Million to Steven A. Cohen on November 18, 2006.
12. A Masterpiece by Roy Lichtenstein
It was sold at $168.7 Million to Steven A. Cohen in January 2017.
13. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt
It was sold at $167.8 Million to Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie on June 18, 2006.
14. Le Rêve by Pablo Picasso
It was sold at $166.7 Million to Steven A. Cohen on March 26, 2013.
15.Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh
It was sold at $158.2 Million to Ryoei Saito on May 15, 1990.