10 Most Expensive Paintings in the World 2020

These top most expensive paintings in the world 2020 will blow your mind away. Can you express a whole life by a single sentence? or is there any language that can express the clear meaning of a known thing from the unknown? Yes, that language exists and that is “Painting”. Only painting is such a language that the whole world can understand it without any education.

Let’s see world’s 10 most expensive paintings of the famous painters including price, artist, location, owner, famous for, painting year, painting materials, sizes, selling time, etc.

01. Salvator Mundi

Price: $450.3 Million
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Saudi Arabia
Year of painting: 1500 Ac
Materials: Oil painting on Walnut
Dimension: 25.8*18.2 inch
Year Sold: 2017
Owner: Mohammed bin Salman (Prince of Saudi Arabia)

most expensive painting in the world 2020

The painting reflects its name Salvator Mundi a Latin phrase which means Saviour of the world theme. Here Christ has a posture of the cross sign in a hand and the other hand is holding a transparent Orb which is crystal clear and the orb seems not so shiny. The attire of Christ here is a renaissances one. Perhaps all Vinci paintings convey a deep message like this one.

Basically all his paintings are stored whether in Museum or in Church but this one has got the private ownership by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and acquired by the Department of culture and tourism of Abu Dhabi.

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02. Interchange

Price: $300 million
Artist: Willem de kooning
Location: Art Institute of Chicago
Year of Painting: 1995
Dimension: 79 * 69 inch
Material: Oil painting on Canvas
Year sold: 2015
Owner: Kenneth Griffin

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Kooning is famous for his abstract paintings. He used to paint Woman series painting later on in 1955 he had this creation. It has some especial parts as it depicts a transitional period. It was purchased by Kenneth Griffin, a billionaire in 2015 and the price was $300 Million USD.

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03. The Card Players

Price: $250 Million
Artist: Paul Cézanne
Location: Qatar
Year of Painting: 1895
Material: Oil painting on Canvas
Year sold: 2011
Owner: Royal Family of Qatar

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This is a Series of 5 paintings where the other 4 are now in Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Courtauld, the Barnes Foundation and in the Musée d’Orsay. And this one was sold to the Royal Family of Qatar in 2011. The painting shows two scholars in a bending position carefully playing cards. This very painting renders the period of mid-19th century.

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04. Nafea Faa Ipoipo

Price: $210 Million
Artist: Paul Gaugain
Location: Qatar
Year of Painting: 1892
Material: Oil on Canvas
Dimension: 30*40 in
Year sold: 2015
Owner: Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani

most expensive painting in the world 2020

The actual meaning of the name of the painting is “When will you marry?” The name is funny though. Gaugain spent some of the time of his life in Tahiti and this painting is entirely his depiction of Tahiti experiences. In this Painting two Tahitian girls are seen with their traditional outfits. The Royal family of Qatar purchased this piece on 2015 spending $210 million USD.

05. Number 17a’ By

Price: $200 Million
Artist: JACKSON Pollock
Location: Private
Year of Painting: 1948
Material: Oil painting on Fibreboard
Year sold: 2015
Owner: Kenneth C. Griffin

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Unlike Pollocks drip painting series this one has got the honour of one of the most expensive paintings. American artist Pollock is known as an absurd expressionist. This painting is the best example of his absurd series. An ardent art collector Kenneth Griffin bought this masterpiece from David Geffen with the amount of $200 million USD.

06. No. 6 Violet, Green and Red

Price: $186 Million
Artist: Mark Rothko
Location: Private
Year of Painting: 1951
Material: Oil painting on Canvas
Year sold: 2014
Owner: Dmitry Rybolovlev

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Beauty of the thing lies in the eyes of the beholder and this is the perfect example of this Painting. The painting has only three shades of colour Violate green and red with a hazy tint. But still considered as the sixth most expensive paintings in the world.

Dimitry Rybolovlev bought this painting from a Swiss dealer Bouvier, actually later he came to know that Bouvier was not a dealer rather bought this with half of the selling price. Later he fall into his own trap by international lawsuit.

07. Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit

Price: $180 Million
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
Dimension: 83*53 in
Location: Paris and Amsterdam
Year of Painting: 1634
Material: Oil painting on Canvas
Year sold: 2016
Owner: Rijksmuseum and the Louvre

most expensive painting in the world 2020

This is the first full length portrait by Rembrandt. It is a High class newly married couples pair portrait. The couple were Soolmans and Coppir, and they are representing Dutch wedding. This one was bought jointly by Rijksmuseum and the Louvre, and they always display this pair of Painting keeping them aside.

08. Le Rêve (Picasso)

Price: $155 Million
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Location: Private collection of ‎Steven A. Cohen
Year of painting: 1932
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 130 cm × 97 cm (51 in × 38 in)
Year Sold: 2013
Owner: Steven Cohen

09. Adele Bloch-Bauer II

Price: $150 Million
Artist: Gustav Klimt
Location: Private collection
Year of painting: 1912
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 190 cm × 120 cm (75 in × 47 in)
Year Sold: 2006
Owner: Oprah Winfrey

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10. Mona Lisa

Price: $100 Million (equivalent to $650 million in 2018)
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: The Louvre Museum, Paris
Year of painting: 1503
Materials: Oil on poplar panel
Dimension: 77 cm × 53 cm (30 in × 21 in)
Year Sold: 1513
Owner: The Louvre Museum

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