After Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, Salvator Mundi, smashed the record for the most expensive painting sold at auction, we take a look at some of the artworks to have previously held the title.
We have included the sale prices, which do not take into account inflation.
Salvator Mundi | Leonardo da Vinci | (1490-1519) | sold for $450.3m (€382m)
Interchange | Willem de Kooning | (1955) | sold for c.$300m (€254m)
The Card Players | Paul Cézanne | (1892/93) | sold for c.$250m (€212m)
Nafea Faa Ipoipo | Paul Gauguin | (1892) | sold for $210m (€178.3m)
Number 17A | Jackson Pollock | (1948) | sold for c$200m (€169.8m)
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) | Mark Rothko | (1951) | sold for $186m (€157.9m)
Portraits of Maerten Soolmans/Oopjen Coppit | Rembrandt | (1634) | sold for $180m (€152.8m)
Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”) | Pablo Picasso | (1955) | sold for $179.4m (€152.3m)
Nu Couché | Amedeo Modigliani | (1917/18) | sold for $170.4m (€144.6m)
No. 5, 1948 | Jackson Pollock | (1948) | sold for $140m (€118.8m)