Listed: the world’s most-expensive paintings sold at auction

Listed: the world’s most-expensive paintings sold at auction
By Chris Harris
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What other works of art have collectors paid millions of euros for?


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)

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi achieves $450,312,500, a #worldauctionrecord for any work of art sold at auction.

— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) November 16, 2017

Interchange | Willem de Kooning | (1955) | sold for c.$300m (€254m)

To date, the most expensive painting ever sold is an abstract landscape by Willem de Kooning called Interchange

— IdeelArt (@IdeelArt) September 24, 2016

The Card Players | Paul Cézanne | (1892/93) | sold for c.$250m (€212m)

«The Card Players» 1895 oil 47 × 56.5 cm (Musee d’Orsay)
by French painter Paul Cézanne died #OTD 22 Oct 1906

— Yuri Yudaev (@yuracei) October 23, 2017

Nafea Faa Ipoipo | Paul Gauguin | (1892) | sold for $210m (€178.3m)

“Nafea Faa Ipoipo” de Paul #Gauguin n’est finalement pas l’œuvre la plus chère jamais vendueé

— Christie’s Paris (@christiesparis) July 12, 2017

Number 17A | Jackson Pollock | (1948) | sold for c$200m (€169.8m)

Jackson Pollock »Number 17A« von 1948 im Art Institute of Chicago

— oder auch nicht (@BernardGollas) July 24, 2017

No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) | Mark Rothko | (1951) | sold for $186m (€157.9m)

#MiddayShowWithIfy#WorldOfLifestyle “Worlds most expensive paintings” – No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) by Mark Rothko. $186m

— Lagos Talks (@LagosTalks913) February 6, 2017

Portraits of Maerten Soolmans/Oopjen Coppit | Rembrandt | (1634) | sold for $180m (€152.8m)

“ Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit “
بـ 180 مليون

— MISHARY☭ (@CHE_MISHARY) July 19, 2017

Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”) | Pablo Picasso | (1955) | sold for $179.4m (€152.3m)

Les Femmes d’Alger (version O) de Pablo Picasso
179.3 M$, le 11 mai 2015 dans une vente aux enchères chez Christie’s à New York

— paul martin (@paulmartin651) November 2, 2017

Nu Couché | Amedeo Modigliani | (1917/18) | sold for $170.4m (€144.6m)

Amedeo Modigliani 012

No. 5, 1948 | Jackson Pollock | (1948) | sold for $140m (€118.8m)

Jackson Pollock’s no. 5, 1948

— greg (@gregpattinson99) November 7, 2017

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