10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold in the History of the World

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Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

While many consider paintings from artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso to be priceless, some of these widely known paintings have been sold with a very large price tag. From Dukes to famous musicians and even anonymous Austrian family, many people have spent millions of dollars to have and own their own piece of history. The following list goes into detail on the highest priced paintings sold at auctions. It is ordered by consumer price index inflation-adjusted value on millions of US dollars.

1. The Card Players
This painting is by Paul Cezanne, and this was painted in 1892/ 93. It was sold for exactly $267M.

2. No. 5 1948
The artist’s name is Jackson Pollock, and this was painted in 1948. This painting was sold for $160.8M.

3. Woman
The artist is Willem de Kooning, and this was painted in 1953. This masterpiece sold at $157.9M.

4. Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer
This painting is by Gustav Klimt, and this was painted in 1907. It was sold for $154M.

5. Portrait of Dr. Gachet
It was by the widely known artist, Vincent van Gogh, and this was painted in 1890. This sold for $147.8M.

6. Bal Du Moulin De La Galette
Sold for $139.9M. The artist who created this in 1876 is Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

7. Garcon a la Pipe
This sold for $127.5M. The artist’s name is Pable Picasso, and it was created in 1905.

8. The Scream
Another widely known painting, selling for $120.7M and created in 1895 by Edvard Munch.

9. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
It is painted by widely known artist, Pablo Picasso, in 1932. It sold for $118.2M.

10. Portrait of Joseph Roulin
This painting was created by widely known artist, Vincent van Gogh in the year of 1889. This painting sold for $110+M.

Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings by Artist’s Nationality

1. American: Jackson Pollock
2. Spanish: Pablo Picasso (2)
3. Dutch: Willem de Kooning and Vincent van Gogh (2)
4. Norwegian: Edvard Munch
5. French: Paul Cezanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir
6. Austrian: Gustav Klimt

Top 10 Most Highly Priced Paintings Ever Sold to Date

1. The Card Players
2. NO. 5, 1948
3. Woman 111
4. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
5. Portrait of Dr. Gachet
6. Bal du moulin de la Galette
7. Gorgon a la pipe
8. The Scream
9. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
10. Portrait of Joseph Roulin

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