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

Listed: the world’s most-expensive paintings sold at auction
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By Chris Harris
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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. pic.twitter.com/snKxm7t3cb

— 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 Interchangehttps://t.co/yeEFWpKGcEpic.twitter.com/nyVx2o0lxQ

— 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
VIDEO: https://t.co/cUwUNPx3oJpic.twitter.com/LwQC3Qp9Ps

— 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 vendue https://t.co/u0oJBX6ng9#MarchédelArt#Newspic.twitter.com/UPhHCgQris

— 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 pic.twitter.com/61JaCfmW8V

— 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 pic.twitter.com/XBWotPlZB5

— 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 pic.twitter.com/H19VFuLoMl

— 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 pic.twitter.com/HrIYYApCYe

— 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 pic.twitter.com/lflnuEVvnP

— greg (@gregpattinson99) November 7, 2017

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