#21 – “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers” – Vincent van Gogh – $74.5 million
Finally we have a “normal” painting on this list. You have to admit that all of the previous ones, despite their prices, are kind of weird and not worth that money, except the author behind them which adds a lot to the price.
This beautiful and somehow surrealistic painting was painted by one of the greatest painters that have lived – Vincent van Gogh. This painting depicts a yellow vase with fifteen sunflowers. Nothing special. But the yellow background of this painting is interesting and no one else can paint a painting with such brush stroke technique as Vincent van Gogh.
The painting itself was painted in 1888 and is the second painting of Vincent van Gogh to depict sunflowers. Vincent van Gogh must have loved sunflowers.