25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World


The most expensive paintings ever sold in the world usually reside in the various artistic galleries and museums across the Europe, Asia, and the United States. The paintings situated in the museums and art galleries are there for a reason – there are very valuable or have some historical meaning.

Although a historic painting’s place is in an art gallery or in a museum, there are certain rich people who are such art enthusiasts that they are ready to pay millions of dollars or other currencies just to have a textile splashed with color on their walls. More often than not, the exact value of a historic or important painting depends on its age and the artist who painted it. Some expensive painting available on auctions look ordinary for some people and they just can’t get it why those kind of paintings are expensive. Well, the reason for ordinary-looking paintings to be very expensive lies in who had painted it. The price of such paintings is estimated on its author. Most pricy paintings in the world are of course from some of the master painters such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. Let’s have a look just like we are in a museum at 25 most expensive paintings in the world:

#25 – “Acrobat and Young Harlequin” – Pablo Picasso – $69.4 million

Acrobat and Young Harlequin | Painted by Pablo Picasso | 25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World
Acrobat and Young Harlequin | Painted by Pablo Picasso

Does this painting make you feel weird or is it just us? This painting depicts an acrobat with a weird-looking face standing together with a young harlequin who also has a weird-looking facial expression.

This painting was painted in the year of 1905 by painter Pablo Picasso. The original price of this painting was $38.5 million. It was sold for $69.4 million in 1988 to Miitsukoshi. This painting is now the ownership of the United States. Also, this painting was auctioned in the year of 1923 at the Princeton University.

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  1. You are far away of having traced down the most expansive painting in the world! To my knowledge, this happens to be a work of Paul Gauguin painted in 1892 and entitled “Nafea faa ipoipo” (which in tahitian means “When will you marry”). It was once owned by swiss collector Rudolf Staehelin, who bought it in 1917, and sold in 2015 by his grandson to the emir of Quatar for an alleged price of $300 million.

  2. To the know-all commenter on here; NONE of these works, nor the Qatar Gauguin, could remotely be described as the most expansive in the world. See what you said, now?

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