25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World


#12 – “Portrait of Adele Block Bauer II” – Gustav Klimt – $88 million

Portrait of Adele Block Bauer II | Painted by Gustav Klimt | 25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World
Portrait of Adele Block Bauer II | Painted by Gustav Klimt

This painting was completed in the year of 1912 by one of the most talented painters of all time, Gustav Klimt. “Portrait of Adele Block Bauer II” is the second painting in the series of paintings whose main subject is Adele Block Bauer, the beloved wife of Ferdinand Block Bauer.

The painting depicts the portrait of beautiful Adele Block Bauer surrounded by motives that are very surreal. This painting was sold at the Christie’s auction house for $88 million.

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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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