25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World


#24 – “Au Lapin Agile” – Pablo Picasso – $70 million

Au Lapin Agile | Painted by Pablo Picasso | 25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World
Au Lapin Agile | Painted by Pablo Picasso

Another painting by Pablo Picasso depicted on our listed. No wonder we have mentioned Pablo Picasso at the beginning, because most of his paintings are on this list.

On this painting we also see some weird people. A woman, a musician whose face we can’t see, and a many drinking something. But do you know who did Picasso depict in this painting? He depicted himself as the harlequin, and the woman standing next to him is his lover Germaine Pichot.

The painting itself was painted in 1904 and was sold for $70 million to a man called Walter H. Annenberg from the daughter of Joan Whitney Payson. The auction for this painting was held on November 27, 1989 in the auction house Sotheby’s.

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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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