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
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.