Top 5 Costliest Paintings of the World

5.Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”) -US$179.4 million

Women of Algiers, painting
Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers)

Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers) is a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by the Spanish cubist artist Pablo Picasso. The Version “o” is one of them. It was sold to former prime minister of Quatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani at US$179.4 million. It was one of the most notable work of Pablo Picasso.

4. No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)-US$186 million 
The painting was painted by Mark Rothko. The painting is a abstract art consisting of hazy shades. It was bought for US$186 million by Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a private sale.

3. Number 17A-US$200 million 
It is a painting by Jackson Pollock, an American painter in the year 1948. It is one of the famous abstract art. In 2015, it was sold by the David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $200 million.

2. The Card Players-US$273 million 

card-player-painting
Card Player

The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. The painting sold was one of the latest version of one them. It was sold to Royal family of Quatar at $273 million. The painting depicts peasants immersed in their pipes and playing cards.

1. Nafea faa ipoipo? (When will you marry?)-US$300 million 

when-will-you-marry-painting
When Will You Marry

The painting was painted in 1892 by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. The painting represents couple of Tahitian native women. As per reported the painting was sold at US$300 million to Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani. Its the costliest painting in the world.

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