Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Statistic Verification
Source: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Respective Auction Houses
Research Date: 12.10.2013
The following is a list of the top selling paintings in the world by adjusted selling price.
Adjusted Original Painting Artist Year Sold Buyer
$269,400,000 $259,000,000 The Card Players Paul Cézanne 1892 2011 State of Qatar
$162,700,000 $140,000,000 No. 5.1948 Jackson Pollock 1948 2006 David Martinez
$159,800,000 $137,500,000 Woman III Willem de Kooning 1953 2006 Steven A. Cohen
$155,900,000 $155,000,000 Le Rêve Pablo Picasso 1932 2013 Steven A. Cohen
$155,800,000 $135,000,000 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Gustav Klimt 1907 2006 Ronald Lauder
$149,500,000 $82,500,000 Portrait of Dr. Gachet Vincent van Gogh 1890 1990 Ryoei Saito
$142,400,000 $142,400,000 Three Studies of Lucian Freud Francis Bacon 1969 2013  
$141,500,000 $78,100,000 Bal du moulin de la Galette Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1876 1990 Ryoei Saito
$129,000,000 $104,200,000 Garçon à la pipe Pablo Picasso 1905 2004 Barilla Group
$122,200,000 $119,900,000 The Scream Edvard Munch 1895 2012 Leon Black
$118,300,000 $110,000,000 Flag Jasper Johns 1954 2010 Steven A. Cohen
$114,300,000 $106,500,000 Nude, Green Leaves and Bust Pablo Picasso 1932 2010
$111,000,000 $58,000,000 Portrait of Joseph Roulin Vincent van Gogh 1889 1989 MOMA New York
$110,100,000 $95,200,000 Dora Maar au Chat Pablo Picasso 1941 2006 Boris Ivanishvili
$109,400,000 $53,900,000 Irises Vincent van Gogh 1889 1987 Alan Bond
$108,100,000 $100,000,000 Eight Elvises Andy Warhol 1963 2008
$105,700,000 $105,700,000 Anna’s Light Barnett Newman 1968 2013
$105,400,000 $105,400,000 Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) Andy Warhol 1963 2013
$102,100,000 $87,900,000 Adele Bloch-Bauer II Gustav Klimt 1912 2006
$102,100,000 $71,500,000 Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe Vincent van Gogh 1889 1998
$99,700,000 $76,700,000 Massacre of the Innocents Peter Paul Rubens 1611 2002 Kenneth Thomson
$93,300,000 $86,300,000 Triptych.1976 Francis Bacon 1976 2008 Roman Abramovich
$92,800,000 $80,000,000 False Start Jasper Johns 1959 2006 Kenneth C. Griffin
$92,600,000 $57,000,000 A Wheatfield with Cypresses Vincent van Gogh 1889 1993 Walter H. Annenberg
$91,700,000 $49,300,000 Les Noces de Pierrette Pablo Picasso 1905 1989 Tomonori Tsurumaki
$90,500,000 $47,850,000 Yo, Picasso Pablo Picasso 1901 1989 Stavros Niarchos
$90,100,000 $80,000,000 Turquoise Marilyn Andy Warhol 1964 2007 Steven A. Cohen
$88,800,000 $70,000,000 Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos, Marquis of Vasto Titian 1533 2003 Getty Museum
$88,500,000 $86,900,000 Orange, Red, Yellow Mark Rothko 1961 2012
$86,200,000 $80,500,000 Le Bassin aux Nymphéas Claude Monet 1919 2008
$85,200,000 $60,500,000 Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier Paul Cézanne 1894 1999
$82,900,000 $39,700,000 Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers Vincent van Gogh 1888 1987 Yasuo Goto, Yasuda Comp.
$82,000,000 $72,800,000 White Center (Yellow, Pink, Lavender on Rose) Mark Rothko 1950 2007 Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
$80,800,000 $71,700,000 Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I) Andy Warhol 1963 2007 Philip Niarchos
$77,900,000 $70,600,000 Diana and Actaeon Titian 1556 2009 National Galleries of Scotland
$77,700,000 $75,000,000 Darmstadt Madonna Hans Holbein 1526 2011 Reinhold Würth
$77,000,000 $68,000,000 The Gross Clinic Thomas Eakins 1875 2007 Philadelphia Museum of Art
$76,000,000 $75,100,000 No 1 (Royal Red and Blue) Mark Rothko 1954 2012
$75,700,000 $40,700,000 Au Lapin Agile Pablo Picasso 1904 1989 Walter H. Annenberg
$75,000,000 $38,500,000 Acrobate et jeune arlequin Pablo Picasso 1905 1988 Mitsukoshi
$74,000,000 $55,000,000 Femme aux Bras Croisés Pablo Picasso 1902 2000
$73,800,000 $69,000,000 Nude Sitting on a Divan (“La Belle Romaine”) Amedeo Modigliani 1917 2010
$73,700,000 $63,500,000 Police Gazette Willem de Kooning 1955 2006 Steven A. Cohen
$73,200,000 $71,700,000 Diana and Callisto Titian 1556 2012 National Galleries of Scotland
$69,300,000 $47,500,000 Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat Vincent van Gogh 1890 1997 Steve Wynn
$69,000,000 $49,600,000 Femme assise dans un jardin Pablo Picasso 1938 1999
$67,900,000 $65,500,000 Eagle Standing on Pine Tree Qi Baishi 1946 2011 Hunan TV & Broadcast
$67,800,000 $63,400,000 Men in Her Life Andy Warhol 1962 2010
$66,600,000 $35,200,000 Portrait of a Halberdier Pontormo 1537 1989 Getty Museum
$66,100,000 $60,000,000 Suprematist Composition Kazimir Malevich 1916 2008
$64,400,000 $62,100,000 Zhichuan Resettlement Wang Meng 1350 2011
$63,900,000 $61,700,000 1949-A-No.1 Clyfford Still 1949 2011
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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

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