May 22, 2014

The Priciest Artwork Ever Bought (15 pics)


By on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Irises – Vincent van Gogh – $110.7 Million
Seller: son of Joan Whitney Payson | Buyer: Alan Bond
Dora Maar au Chat – Pablo Picasso – $111.5 Million
Seller: Gidwitz family | Buyer: Boris Ivanishvili
Portrait of Joseph Roulin – Vincent van Gogh – $112 Million plus exchange of works
Seller: Private collection, Zürich | Buyer: Museum of Modern Art New York
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust – Pablo Picasso – $115.7 Million
Seller: Frances Lasker Brody estate | Buyer:
Flag – Japser Johns – $119.8 Million
Seller: Jean-Christophe Castelli | Buyer: Steven A. Cohen

The Scream – Edvard Munch – $123.7 Million
Seller: Petter Olsen | Buyer: Leon Black
Garçon à la pipe – Pablo Picasso – $130.6 Million
Seller: Greentree foundation | Buyer: Barilla Group

Bal du moulin de la Galette – Pierre-Auguste Renoir $143.3 Million
Seller: Betsey Whitney | Buyer: Ryoei Saito

Three Studies of Lucian Freud – Francis Bacon $144.5 Million
Seller: | Buyer: Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of Steve Wynn
Portrait of Dr. Gachet – Vincent van Gogh – $151.4 Million
Seller: Siegfried Kramarsky family | Buyer: Ryoei Saito
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I – Gustav Klimt – $157.7 Million
Seller: George Maria Altmann | Buyer: Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie

Le Rêve – Pablo Picasso – $157.9 Million
Seller: Steve Wynn | Buyer: Steven A. Cohen

Woman III – Willem de Kooning – $161.8 Million
Seller: David Geffen | Buyer: Steven A. Cohen
No. 5, 1948 – Jackson Pollock – $164.7 Million
Seller: David Geffen | Buyer: David Martinez

The Card Players – Paul Cézanne – $273 Million
Seller: George Embiricos | Buyer: State of Qatar


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