Million-Dollars Worth Paintings

“The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne

The Card Players

Paul Cezanne is a French artist who mostly creates a post-impressionist inspired painting. According to Vanity Fair, “The Card Players” was the most ever paid art masterpiece after a royal family from Qatar paid for it for about $250 million.

“Woman III” by Willem de Kooning

Woman III, Willem de KooningThis was sold to one of the billionaires today, Steven A. Cohen. He reportedly paid $137.5 million for this painting alone.

“Adele Bloch-Bauer I” by Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Gustav Klimt

In 2006, this incredible painting was considered the most ever paid artwork in history. It was sold for about $135 million to cosmetic heir Ronald Lauder.

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch

The Scream, Edvard Munch

Last May 2, 2012, this painting was sold for about $120 million after the bidding done at Sotheby Auction event in New York. It was said that this is one of the most costly painting ever sold from an Auction event, setting a world record.

“Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust” by Pablo Picasso

Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, Pablo Picasso

Aside from the fact that it was created by one of the famous artists in history, Pablo Picasso, this painting became popular as well because of the idea and concept behind it. No doubt, it was sold for about $106.5 million in 2010 at Christie’s Auction Event. It was the firt most expensive artwork sold in an auction event before “The Scream”.

“Garcon a la Pip” by Pablo Picasso

Garcon a la Pip, Pablo PicassoAnother work from Pablo Picasso became popular especially to auctioners. This piece of arts earned him for more than $104 million during Sotheby’ Auction event in New York last 2004.

“Dora Maar au chat” by Pablo Picasso

Dora Maar au chat, Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso proves that he was indeed one of the most famous, talented and in-demand artists in history. At Sotheby’s Auction Event, another works of art from Picasso was sold for about $95.2 million last 2006.

“Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II” by Gustav Klimt

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, Gustav Klimt

In 2006, another artist named Gustav Klimt flaunted a painting entitled “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II”. It was bid for about $87.9 million last 2006 at Christie’s Auction Event.

“Orange, Red, Yellow” by Mark Rothko

Orange, Red, Yellow, Mark Rothko

Simple yet it captured the hearts of many especially when it was displayed at Christie’s Auction event in New York last May 4, 2012. The record says it was bid for about $87 million.

“Triptych” by Francis Bacon

Triptych, Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon became even famous with his masterpiece entitled, “Triptych”. A works of art that was sold for about $86.3 million during Sotheby’s Auction Event last 2008.


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