WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS

    Top-50 most expensive paintings of the world (as of February 2015) on the results of the auctions and private sales.
    Ranking is based on the current appraised value of the paintings.
    The market capitalization of the paintings included in the Top-50, is $ 5 551.300 million. The average price of one painting is $ 111.026 million.
     
    Top-50 includes only ever sold privately owned paintings. Many canvases in public museums are realy "priceless", as they are not objects of sales and their cost usually correlates only to the cost of insurance, that is constantly growing. According to data published in 2012, the insurance of the painting "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci was defined in $ 765 million.

      In early February 2015 the famous Swiss collector Rudolf Staechelin sold one of his collection rarities - painting  "When you marry? (Nafea Faa Ipoipo)" by Paul Gauguin. The name of the buyer and the selling price is not disclosed. Under the contract, the picture will be given to the new owner in January 2016. According to experts, the deal amounted to about $ 300 million , and the buyer is probably the emirate of Qatar. Previously, the emirate of Qatar has acquired well-known paintings "The Card Players" by Paul Cezanne for more than $ 250 million, "Child with Dove" by Pablo Picasso for $ 77 million, "White Center" of Mark Rothko over $ 72,8 million. 
      
      Below are the 50 most expensive paintings of the world with their current appraised value and the value at the time of the last sale (in parentheses).

Paul Gauguin When you marry? (Nafea Faa Ipoipo)
Paul Gauguin
When you marry? (Nafea Faa Ipoipo). 1892
$ 300,0 (300,0) million

Paul Cézanne The Card Players. 1895
Paul Cézanne
The Card Players. 1895
$ 274,0 ( 259,0) million

Pablo Picasso The Dream. 1932
Pablo Picasso
The Dream. 1932
$ 158,5 (155,0) million

Francis Bacon Three Studies of Lucian Freud. 1969
Francis Bacon
Three Studies of Lucian Freud. 1969
$ 145,0 (142,4) million

Edvard Munch The Scream
Edvard Munch
The Scream. 1895
$ 124,2 (119,9) million

Vincent van Gogh Portrait of Joseph Roulin
Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Joseph Roulin. 1889
$ >113,0 (58,0) million 

Andy Warhol Eight Elvises
Andy Warhol
Eight Elvises. 1963
$ 109,9 (100,0) million

Andy Warhol Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
Andy Warhol
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster). 1963
$ 107,7 (105,4) million

Peter Paul Rubens Massacre of the innocents
Peter Paul Rubens
Massacre of the innocents. 1611
$ 101,4 (76,7) million

Vincent van Gogh A Wheatfield with Cypresses
Vincent van Gogh
A Wheatfield with Cypresses. 1889
$ 94,1 (57,0) million

Andy Warhol Turquoise Marilyn
Andy Warhol
Turquoise Marilyn. 1964
$ 91,6 (80,0) million

Claude Monet Water Lily Pond
Claude Monet
Water Lily Pond. 1919
$ 87,6 (80,5) million

Vincent van Gogh Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh
Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers. 1888
$ 84,2 (39,7) million

Andy Warhol Green Car Crash
Andy Warhol
Green Car Crash. 1963
$ 82,1 (71,7) million

Hans Holbein the Younger Darmstadt Madonna
Hans Holbein the Younger
Darmstadt Madonna. 1525
$ 79,0 (75,0) million

Pablo Picasso Child With a Dove
Pablo Picasso
Child With a Dove. 1901
$ 78,0 (77,0) million

Pablo Picasso Au Lapin Agle
Pablo Picasso
Au Lapin Agle. 1904
$ 76,9 (40,7) million

Amedeo Modigliani Reclining Nude on White Pillow
Amedeo Modigliani
Reclining Nude on White Pillow. 1917
$ 75,2 (69,0) million

Titian Diana and Callisto
Titian
Diana and Callisto. 1556-1559
$ 74,4 (71,7) million

Jackson Pollock №5, 1948
Jackson Pollock
№5, 1948
$ 165,4 (140,0) million

Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. 1907
Gustav Klimt
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. 1907
$ 158, 4 (135,0) million

Pierre Auguste Renoir Ball at the Moulin de la Galette
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. 1876
$ 143,9 (78,1) million

Jasper Johns Flag
Jasper Johns
Flag. 1954
$ 120,3 (110,0) million

Pablo Picasso Dora Maar with Cat
Pablo Picasso
Dora Maar with Cat. 1941
$ 111,9 (95,2) million

Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II
Gustav Klimt
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II. 1912
$ 103,9 (87,9) million

Paul Cézanne La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir
Paul Cézanne
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir. 1904
$ 102,0 (100,0) million

Francis Bacon Triptych
Francis Bacon
Triptych. 1976
 $ 94,8 (86,3) million

Pablo Picasso The Wedding Veil of Pieretta
Pablo Picasso
The Wedding Veil of Pieretta. 1905
$ 93,2 (49,3) million

Titian Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos, Marquis of Vasto, in Armor with a Page
Titian
Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos, Marquis of Vasto, in Armor with a Page. 1533
$ 90,3 (70,0) million

Paul Cézanne Curtain, Jug and Bowl of Fruit
Paul Cézanne
Curtain, Jug and Bowl of Fruit. 1894
$ 86,6 (60,5) million

Mark Rothko White Center
Mark Rothko
White Center. 1950
$ 83,4 (72,8) million

Andy Warhol Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]
Andy Warhol
Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]. 1963
81,9 (81,9) million

Leonardo Da Vinci Salvator Mundi.
Leonardo Da Vinci (?)
Salvator Mundi. 1490-1519
$ 79,2 (75,0) million

Mark Rothko No 1 (Royal Red and Blue)
Mark Rothko
No 1 (Royal Red and Blue). 1954
$ 77,3 (75,1) million

Pablo Picasso Woman with Folded Arms 
Pablo Picasso
Woman with Folded Arms. 1902
$ 75,2 (55,0) million

Vincent van Gogh Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat
Vincent van Gogh
Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat.1890
$ 70,4 (47,5) million

Willem de Kooning Woman III, 1953 $ 162,4 (137,5) million
Willem de Kooning
Woman III, 1953
$ 162,4 (137,5) million

Vincent van Gogh Portrait of Dr. Gachet. 1890
Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Dr. Gachet. 1890
$ 152,0 (82,5) million

Pablo Picasso Boy with a Pipe
Pablo Picasso
Boy with a Pipe. 1905
$ 131,1 (104,2) million 

Pablo Picasso Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Pablo Picasso
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust. 1932
$ 116, 2 (106,5) million

Vincent van Gogh Irises
Vincent van Gogh
Irises. 1889
$ 111,2 (53,9) million

Barnett Newman Anna's Light
Barnett Newman
Anna's Light. 1968
$ 107, 7 (105,7) million

Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait Without Beard
Vincent van Gogh
Self-Portrait Without Beard. 1886
$ 103, 8 (71,5) million

Jasper Johns False Start
Jasper Johns
False Start. 1959
$ 94,4 (80,0) million

Pablo Picasso Yo, Picasso!
Pablo Picasso
Yo, Picasso! 1901
$ 92,0 (47,8) million

Mark Rothko Orange, Red, Yellow.
Mark Rothko
Orange, Red, Yellow. 19611961
$ 90,0 (86,9) million

Barnett Newman Black Fire I
Barnett Newman
Black Fire I. 1963
$ 84,2 (84,2) million

Francis Bacon Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. 1963
 $ 81,9 (81,9) million

Titian Diana and Actaeon
Titian
Diana and Actaeon. 1556-1559
$ 79,2 (70,6) million

Thomas Eakins The Gross Clinic
Thomas Eakins
The Gross Clinic. 1875
$ 78,3 (68,0) million

Pablo Picasso Acrobat and Young Harlequin
Pablo Picasso
Acrobat and Young Harlequin. 1905
$ 76,3 (38,5) million

Willem de Koonin Police Gazette
Willem de Koonin
Police Gazette. 1955
$ 74,9 (63,5) million

Pablo Picasso Seated Woman in a Garden
Pablo Picasso
Seated Woman in a Garden. 1938
$ 70,0 (49,5) million
Continuation of the article. World's most expensive paintings - part 2.

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Comments 2:

Ivan KRUTOYAROV

March 2013. "Child with a Dove" by Pablo Picasso departs from England in Qatar! Approximately with such headings came out a number of European newspapers this week. One of the most important early Picasso works had been acquired by Qatar for $ 77 mln.
http://en.ivankrutoyarov.com/2013/04/pablo-picassos-child-with-dove-leaves.html#more

Ivan KRUTOYAROV

April 2013. PABLO PICASSO'S PAINTING "THE DREAM (LA REVE)" SOLD FOR $ 155 MLN.
- with such exclusive information newspaper "New York Post" was released in the end of March, citing an anonymous source. The work became the second value of the world's most expensive paintings after "The Card Players" by Paul Cezanne, which was bought by the Emir of Qatar for $250 mln in 2012.
http://en.ivankrutoyarov.com/2013/05/sold-picassos-dream.html#more