Art collectors around the world like to collect treasured paintings, for which they are ready to shell out millions of dollars. Some of these paintings are the works of great artists and are considered priceless.
Here is the list of 10 most expensive paintings ever:
10. Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
The painting called “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)”, which was created in 1963 by the leading American visual arts specialist, Andy Warhol, is one of the costliest works of 2015. It fetched a whopping $ 105.4 million in November, 2014.
9. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Featuring next on the list of 10 most expensive paintings is the Pablo Picasso painting called “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”, which was sold for an incredible price of $ 106.5 million at Christie’s Auction in 2010. Created in 1932, this masterpiece had been owned for nearly 60 years by collectors Sidney and Frances Lasker Brody.
Fetching a price of $ 110 million, the hot wax painting called “Flag” is one of the costliest in the world. A work of artist Jasper Johns, it was created in 1954 and housed in San Francisco Museum till sold in 2010 to Steven A Cohen.
7. The Scream
“The Scream” is a sketch work creation of the renowned 19th century expression artist Edvard Munch. The painting dates back to 1895 and was sold for an unbelievable price of $ 119.9 million in 2012 by Petter Olsen to Leon Black.
6. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Featuring next on the list of 10 most expensive paintings of 2015 is the famous Gustav Klimt work called “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, which was sold by Maria Altmann to Ronald Lauder Neue Galerie, for $ 135 million. A part of a 2 series paintings, this impressive gold and oil canvas too three years to be completed and was presented in 1907.