This is a list has some of the greatest paintings known in the world, made by some of the most talented artists in history, reason why they are extremely expensive. These unique pieces of art are wanted by many but not anyone can have them.
Check out these great paintings and see if can afford any of them to take home.
$119.9 million. The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1895
This iconic work was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction until it was surpassed by Bacon’s „Three Studies of Lucian Freud“. The work is the most colorful of the four versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece „The Scream“, and the only one still in private hands.
$75.1 million. No 1 (Royal Red and Blue) by Mark Rothko, 2012.
The majestic canvas was one of eight works hand-selected by Rothko for his landmark solo show of the same year at the Art Institute of Chicago.
$80 million. Turquoise Marilyn by Andy Warhol
Bought by Mr. Steve Cohen, the price was not confirmed but is generally accepted to be true
$76.7 million. Massacre of the innocents by Peter Paul Ruben, 1610.
Bought by Kenneth Thompson at Sotheby’s London, July 2002. The flamboyant and dramatic work by Rubens – though recently some voices discussing its authenticity have been heard could also fight for the title of „most unexpected success“: Christie’s had estimated its price at a mere £5 million.
$82,500,000. Vincent van Gogh – Portrait of Dr. Gachet.
Up for auction in 1990 and purchased by Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito, this was – at the time- the most expensive painting in the world. Saito (then 75) caused controversy at the time, stating that when he died, he’d have the painting cremated along with him. This was later cleared up as he claimed that he was only using the expression to show his intense affection for it.
$78,100,000. Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Le Moulin de la Galette.
At the time of its sale in 1990, it was the second most expensive painting ever sold. This masterpiece even went to the same person that bought number one at the time, Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co. chairman Ryoei Saito. Again, he wanted this one cremated with him as well, but his companies ran into problems with loans and debt so it had to be sold on as collateral.