20 Most Expensive Paintings That Worth in Millions

20 most expensive paintingsSince the life came into being, Art has been a common interest of people at all times. Accepting the changes that were brought in with different eras, the love for Art remained at its place. If you are an art lover, with also having a keen interest in money, then this is what you must check out.

Painting is one of the most broad extensions of art with no limits. There are trillions of artists with their hit stories about their love and dedication for painting if you turn back few pages of history. It is also true that not all of these artists were as successful as Pablo Picasso, However, each of these artists succeeded to give at least one masterpiece in their lives that are cherished even today.

When we talk about famous paintings, the first image that clicks in mind is the portrait of Mona Lisa, isn’t it? Well, you would be shocked to know about its worth, which is more than $670 Million today. Although most of the masterpieces given by great artists are owned by Museums and art galleries, Here are the top 20 most expensive paintings with their brief introduction.

20. Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers

Worth: $74.5 Million

Sunflowers painting

This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1888.

19. White Center

Worth: $74.9 Million


This painting was painted by Mark Rothko in 1950.

18. Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

Worth: $77.4 Million


This painting was painted by Paul Cézanne in 1894. It was sold by Whitney Family in 1999.

17. Le Bassin aux Nymphéas

Worth : $79.7 Million


This painting was painted by Claude Monet in 1919.

16. Yo, Picasso

Worth: $82.3 Million


This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1901.

15. A Wheatfield with Cypresses

Worth : $84.1 Million


This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. Awesome Landsacpe.

14. False Start

Worth : $84.6 Million


This painting was painted by Jasper Johns in 1959.

13. Les Noces de Pierrette

Worth : $84.8 Million


This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1905. The theme is related to a club life

12. Triptych, 1976

Worth : $85.5 Million


Self explanatory.

11. Massacre of the Innocents

Adjusted price: $90.9 Million


These paintings were painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1611. A Perfect picture of how Massacre of Innocents have been done in history.

10. Adele Bloch-Bauer II- the Portrait

Worth: $93.0 Million


This painting was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1912.

9. Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe

Worth : $93.5 Million

Self portraits Vincent-van-Gogh

As an Art lover myself, The most difficult thing that I came across while sketching, was when I decided to sketch my own image, The specialty of this painting is that it was self painted by the great artist, Vincent van Gogh. These were sold by heirs of Jacques Koerfer in 1998.

8. Joseph Roulin- The Portrait

Worth: $100 Million

Portrait Joseph-Roulin

The painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. It is one of the most expensive paintings and currently displayed in a museum in New York.

7. Dora Maar au Chat

Worth: $100.7 Million

perceptions painting

Its all about perception in art. Pablo Picasso, who painted this in 1941, has given an open challenge to guess his perspective in the painting.

6. Irises

Worth: $101.2 Million


This painting was painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889. The colors and the shades on the flowers in something that doesn’t goes unnoticed.

5. The Hidden Truth

Worth: $117.6 Million

The hidden truth

Pablo Picasso is big name when it comes to art and specifically, painting. He painted this in 1905. If you look at this painting, you will find a lot of deepness in it.

4. The Party Time

Worth: $127.4 Million

The party time painting

Pierre-Auguste Renoir  presented a magnificent view of the parties of 1970’s  in 1876. The painting is sold to  Ryoei Saito in 1990.

3. Dr. Gachet- The Portrait

Worth: $134.6 Million

Portrait of DrGachet

The Painter, Vincent van Gogh received huge applause for this painting in 1890. Initially the painting was purchased by Siegfried Kramarsky family  but then they sold it to Ryoei Saito in 1990.

2.  Adele Bloch-Bauer I- The Portrait

Worth: $142.8 Million


This painting was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907. The painter has really worked hard in highlighting the grace of this lady, which is the first thing to be noticed in the painting.

1. No. 5, 1948

Worth : $148.1 Million

No 5 1948

This abstract painting contributes the most in the history of art, making it the most expensive piece.Been painted by Jackson Pollock in 1948, the art has given a diversified approach to its viewers. At present the painting is with David Martinez, who bought it  from David Geffen in 2006.

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