Top 10 Expensive Paintings

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6. Adele Bloch-Bauer II


Klimt painted the model, Adele Bloch-Bauer more than once. This art work is considered to be the best example of the style of the Symbolist Movement. The painting was donated by Adele’s husband in the 1920’s to the Austrian State Gallery. It was later taken away by the Nazis during World War II. Presently the painting is not available for display for the public and its owner is also unknown.


7. Triptych 1976


This work of art shows the immense artistic talent of Francis Bacon. This is one among other works of art created by the artist after the demise of his lover. The painting is very much under the influence of Greek mythology. This painting would be displayed in 2010 in Russia at the CCC Gallery in Moscow.


8. Portrait of Dr. Gachet


This painting was bought by Saito, a Japanese Businessman in 1990 before the meltdown of Japan’s economy. The painting was placed by him in a vault that was climate controlled. After his death in 1996, the whereabouts of the painting remains a mystery.


9. False Start


Johns created this work of art in 1959 and it was sold anonymously. This art work is thought to have imparted a major influence on the pop art movement. This painting uses colors as words. The artist was involved in mainly technical aspects of art which was described by some as utilitarian.


10. Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre


The aforesaid painting by Renoir was bought for $78.1 million in 1990. The artist was a great impressionist artist who is famous for his numerous paintings. The image includes many persons important in Renoir’s life and is about a scene in Montmartre. The dancing couple in the painting was actually the artist’s models with the names Margot, and Cardenas.

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