Top 10 most expensive paintings of all time

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Yesterday, a famous Picasso painting fetched $ 45 million at a high end auction organized by Sotheby’s in London. It seems that investors or collectors, most notably from China and the Middle East, do have faith in the value of rare art, rather than investing in real estate or in shares. And a painting, of course, is one of a kind, unique.


The price that was paid for this Picasso – a portrait of his mistress – however, doesn’t enter the next top 10 list most expensive paintings of all time. What are the most expensive paintings ever? Check the top 10 list!

Top 10 most expensive paintings of all time

  1. Portrait de l’Artiste sans Barbe – Vincent van Gogh $71,500,000
  2. Massacre of the Innocents – Peter Paul Rubens – $76,700,000
  3. Bal Au Moulin de la Galette – Pierre-Auguste Renoir – $78,000,000
  4. Le Bassin Aux Nympheas – Claude Monet – $80,451,178
  5. Portrait of Dr. Gachet – Vincent van Gogh – $82,500,000
  6. Dora Maar with Cat – Pablo Picasso $95,200,000
  7. Garçon à la Pipe – Pablo Picasso – $104,100,000
  8. Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur – Pablo Picasso – $106, 500,00
  9. The Scream – Edvard Munch – $119,900,000
  10. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer – Gustav Klimt – $135,000,000

Source: Chiff

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