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Top 20 Most Expensive Paintings
Wednesday, 03 March 2010

This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings. The world's most famous paintings, especially old master works done before 1800, are generally owned by museums, which very rarely sell them, and as such, they are quite literally priceless.

 

20. Le Bassin aux Nymphéas by Claude Monet - $79.8 million

 

 

19. Turquoise Marilyn by Andy Warhol - $83.4 million

Painting

 

 

18. Yo, Picasso by Pablo Picasso - $83.8 million

Painting

 

 

17. Les Noces de Pierrette by Pablo Picasso - $84.9 million

Painting

 

 

16. A Wheatfield with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh - $85.7 million

Painting

 

 

15. False Start by Jasper Johns - $85.9 million

Painting

 

 

14. Triptych, 1976 by Francis Bacon - $86.3 million

Painting

 

 

13. Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens - $92.3 million

Painting

 

 

12. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II by Gustav Klimt - $94.5 million

Painting

 

 

11. Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe by Vincent van Gogh - $94.5 million

Painting

 

 

10. Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol - $100.1 million

Painting

 

 

9. Irises by Vincent van Gogh - $101.2 million

Painting

 

 

8. Dora Maar au Chat by Pablo Picasso - $101.9 million

Painting

 

 

7. Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh - $100.9++ million

Painting

 

 

6. Garçon à la pipe by Pablo Picasso - $119 million

Painting

 

 

5. Bal du moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - $131 million

Painting

 

 

4. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh - $138.4 million

Painting

 

 

3. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt - $144.2 million

Painting

 

 

2. Woman III by Willem de Kooning - $147.9 million

Painting

 

 

1. No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock - $150.6 million

Painting

Source: List of the Most Expensive Paintings


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