Most Expensive Paintings

Many people are fond of collecting paintings by buying them in several expensive auctions. Their craze for paintings leads them to buy priceless ones. A painting is an art, which is made and sold off on a daily basis at some exclusive auction places. We would take you to have a look at some of the artworks, which are being bought at a whopping cost. How about checking the list of the most expensive paintings that could be bought with care and ease, have a look as under:



Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci

The first to name in this list is the painting of Mona Lisa, which was painted by the veteran and High Renaissance Guru called Leonardo da Vinci. It is still considered to be priceless, while the last time we heard about the cost was in 1962 having the cost of 100 million USD. So the current value of the painting is around 700 USD, which has made it be among the most expensive painting in the world.  This has made it among the most famous paintings as well, which was made on the wife of a rich merchant called Francesco del Giocondo and she is none other than Lisa Gherardini.

Interchange – Willem de Kooning

Interchange – Willem de Kooning

The other expensive painting to check in the world is the Interchange – Willem de Kooning. Ken Griffin was the one to procure this painting way back in 2015 from another business tycoon called David Geffen who is also known for having a number of business ventures including being a filmmaker and a studio owner. It was sold by this man at the cost of around 500 USD. It was Willem de Kooning, who painted this artwork way back in 1955 and hence it is called as the Willem de Kooning. As per reports, the cost of the painting at that time was 300 USD, and Mr. Griffin was the one who procured in a public event, who happens to be the trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nafea Faa Ipoipo By Paul Gauguin

Nafea Faa Ipoipo By Paul Gauguin

It was in 1891 when Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti for the first time and since then it was his first love for the cool locations in this country and the women at this place. This place has been an inspiration for many painters and Paul Gauguin was one of them to paint some marvelous paintings here. He then painted Nafea Faa Ipoipo, which means who will marry me. In this painting, he portrayed two women sitting over the green field having the best landscape, which was sold at 300 USD in a private sale in the US. Though who purchased is yet to be identified but many feel it was one of the prince from Qatar Royal family who procured this painting.



Wrapping up

That’s not all, there are other paintings that were sold at whopping prices, which include The Card Players — Paul Cézanne (250 USD), Number 17A – Jackson Pollock (200 USD), No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) — Mark Rothko (186 USD), Portrait of Marten Soolmans and Portrait of Oopjen Coppit — Rembrandt (180 USD as a pair) and many more.

So, which one is your favorite most expensive paintings?