Paintings are a medium to express feelings. A painter is like a filter to all the unordered, random thoughts that come up in his head. Once the filtration is done, the final product is something that can be a masterpiece. Today we have brought you the 15 most expensive paintings in the world. Sit tight and take a look at the most pleasing piece of art forms.
1. Salvator Mundi
Price: $450.3 million
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
The painting is by the legendary painter of the world-famous painting Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci. Jesus Christ dressed in Renaissance garb and bestowing a blessing with his right hand raised and two fingers crossed can be seen. Salvator Mundi, which literally means “Saviour of the World,” was painted near about in the 1500s was often put under the radar for its authenticity. The piece was bought by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Badr Bin Abdullah Al Saud. It is rumored that the painting is put up on the Saudi prince’s yacht and is reserved for display at Saudi’s very own cultural center in Al Ula.
Price: $300 million
Artist: Willem de Kooning
Interchange is an oil painting painted on canvas by Dutch-American abstract painter Willem de Kooning. It was one of the first of Kooning’s abstract landscapes. Hedge fund billionaire bought this painting along with Number 17A in a $500 million deal.
3. The Card Players
Price: $250 million
Artist: Paul Cézanne
The thirst most expensive painting in the world is “The Card Players.” The Royal family of Qatar bought the painting in 2011. There are four other pieces titled the same, but they are situated at the Metropolitan Museum of art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Courtauld, and the Barnes Foundation.
4. Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry)
Price: $210 million
Artist: Paul Gaugin
Nafea Faa Ipoipo, which literally means, when will you marry? Paul Gaugin painted it during his first stay in Tahiti. The painting features two women from Tahiti, one in a native dress and the other one in colonial style. It was reportedly sold to Qatar’s royal family in September 2014.
5. Number 17A
Price: $200 million
Artist: Jackson Pollock
In 1948 Number 17A was the second piece of artwork bought in a $500 million deal by a billionaire art collector Kenneth Graffin. The painting is not on public display at the moment but; however, there are many exceptional Pollock collections on display in museums worldwide.