The 10 Most Expensive Works of Art Sold at Auction

See a gallery of the world's most expensive paintings.

1

15 November 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for $400 million at Christie’s ($450.3m, including auction house premium).

2

2 May 2012

One of four versions of The Scream created by Munch and the only one that is privately owned. The painting sold for $119,922,500.

3

30 April 2010

Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (1932) sold at Christie's in New York for $106,482,500.

4

12 January 2010

L’homme qui Marche I (1961) by Alberto Giacometti sold for £65,001,250 ($105,182,398) at Sotheby’s in London.

5

5 May 2004

Picasso’s Boy With a Pipe (1905) sold at Sotheby's in New York for $104,168,000.

6

8 November 2006

Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912)went under the hammer at Christie’s New York and sold for $87,936,000.

7

14 April 2008

Francis Bacon’s Triptych (1976) sold for $85.9m to oligarch Roman Abramovich.

8

12 November 2010

A Chinese 18th century Qianlong dynasty porcelain vase sold for £53,100,000 ($85,921,461) at Bainbridges auction house in London.

9

22 March 2006

Dora Maar au Chat (1941) by Pablo Picasso sold for £51,560,080 ($83,429,503) at Sotheby's in London.

10

15 May 1990

Portrait of Dr Paul Gachet (1890) by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82,500,000 (£50,985,692) at Christie’s in New York.


 

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