5 Most Expensive paintings in the world

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Painting is a mode of creative expression. One can draw on canvas conceptual intention, spiritual art, symbolic representation in the form of paintings. Paintings can be naturalistic or representational, photographic, narrative, emotive or political in nature. Painting work had been started several thousand years ago. Archaeologists have found a fragment of rock painting preserved in a limestone rock-shelter which is dated 40,000 years old. But nowadays the paintings have become a symbol of wealth status. Rich people buy paintings at the record prices. Some of them are art lovers but many buys just for status. So in this article, we are going to tell you about the 5 most expensive paintings in the world.

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  1. Interchange (De Kooning)

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Interchange is an oil canvas painting painted by Willem De Kooning and was completed in 1955. The painting is also known as “Interchanged” and measures 200.7cmX175.3cm. in September 2015, it was sold by David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $300 million which is the highest price for a painting to date. Interchange painting displays motion and dynamic forms, despite the rigid, temporally frozen form the medium. It does not display any clear object or specific emotion but rather a sense of dynamism and motion.

  1. When Will You Marry?

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When will you marry? is an oil painting painted by French artist Paul Gouguin in 1892. In February 2015, it was sold by the family of Rudolf Staechelin to Sheikhs Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani for about $300 million. The dimension of the painting is 101cmX77cm. The “When will you marry?” painting features two traditionally dressed Tahitian women and the white Tiare flower behind first lady’s left year indicates that she is seeking a husband.

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  1. The Card Players

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The Card Players is a series of paintings painted by a French artist Paul Cezanne in the early 1890s. There are total five painting in this series. One painting of this series was sold in 2011 to the royal family of Qatar for the price $276 million. The dimension of The Card Players painting is 97cmX130cm. It features two stony-faced card players, models selected by Cezanne from his family’s estate.

  1. Number 17A

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Number 17 A is an oil painting painted by an American artist Jason Pollock in 1948. Number 17 A painting is one of the best the examples of radical and exceptionally magnificent Art form of drip painting, which Pollock introduced in 1947 to the world. In 2015, this piece of unique art was sold by David Geffen and purchased by Kenneth C. Griffin for $200 million.

  1. No.6 (Violet, Green, and Red)

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NO. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red) is an oil painting painted by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko in 1951. In common with Rothko’s other works from this period, NO. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red) painting consists of large expanses of color delineated by Uneven, hazy shades. In August 2014, this piece of marvelous Art was sold to Dmitry Rybolovtev, a Russian billionaire for $186 million, setting a record for Art by the American painter.

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