25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World


#17 – “Self Portrait of Picasso” – Pablo Picasso – $47 million/$90.5 million

Self Portrait of Picasso | Painted by Pablo Picasso | 25 Most Expensive Paintings in the World
Self Portrait of Picasso | Painted by Pablo Picasso

Picasso’s selfie painting was sold for head-spinning $47 million in the year of 1989 at the Sotheby’s auction by Wendell Cherry to a man called Stavros Niachros.

The painting itself was completed in 1901 and it depicts Picasso. This painting is ranked as the second most in-demand painting on the day of its auction, and it has an adjusted price of $90.5 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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