Priceless "Mona Lisa»

According to Guinness World Records, the painting by Leonardo da Vinci is insured for $ 3 billion.Guide Louvre denies this fact, they say a picture is priceless and has no cash equivalent.Experts believe the largest auctions that did this masterpiece at auction, the price barrier would be exceeded billion mark.

Records 2012

Paul Cezanne painting from the series "Card Players" was bought by the royal family of the Emir of Qatar for 250 million dollars.Now - it is an absolute record price for a painting sold to an individual at a public auction.In the picture there are predecessors paintings depicting more details of the characters and the situation.Preserved five variants of the story.

Originally the painting was shown five, then four, and
finally there are only two figures.Perseverance artist in cultivation was appreciated - it is the most concise version of the series became the most expensive painting in the world.

Norwegian billionaire Petter Olsen in 2012, exhibited at Sotheby's the most famous painting of Edvard Munch's "The Scream".For 12 minutes of trading, the price has reached the amount of 119.9 million dollars.The buyer remains unknown, making the deal through a trustee.


abstract art painting titled "Number 5", written by American abstract artist Jackson Pollock has been sold to the Mexican businessman David Martinez in 2006 for 140 million dollars.Pollock created his works in the style of "action painting": poured and splashed paint on canvas.His paintings are considered to be works of genius of abstract expressionism, "Number 5" took second place in the ranking of the most expensive paintings in the world.

Job brush Dutch artist Willem de Kooning's "Woman III» Steven Cohen was bought in 2006 for 137.5 million dollars.The painting strokes-strokes in the manner peculiar to the artist "figurative abstraction."

Modernism in the visual arts

Fabrics modernist Austrian artist Gustav Klimt are widely known for their eroticism.The main muse of Klimt's always been a woman's body.His painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I», created in the "golden period" of the artist is also called the "Austrian Mona Lisa."The painting was sold for 135 million dollars to the US cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder in 2006.

Cubism and millions

Pablo Picasso recognized as the most expensive artist of the world - the total amount of works sold more than 463 million dollars.Picasso abduct more often than other web masters.

surrealistic painting "Nude, green leaves and bust" currently belongs to an unknown collector who in 2010 paid 106.5 million dollars at auction auction Christie's, over the ownership of a masterpiece.

Another great canvas painted by Picasso on the list of the most expensive paintings in the world, acquired in private collections.Canvas "Boy with a Pipe", written by Pablo aged 24 years, was sold at Sotheby's in 2004.To pay 104 million dollars collectors prefer not to advertise their name.