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The World's Most Expensive Paintings

 Many famous paintings don't have a price tag. They hang in museums and are simply priceless. However, from time to time, some of them change hands either at auctions or in private sales. Before you are the most expensive paintings in history, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Do you think they are good value for money?
 
20. Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) - $105.4 million
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Artist: Andy Warhol

Year Sold: 2013

19. Anna's Light - $105.7 million
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Artist: Barnett Newman 

Year Sold: 2013

18. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust - $106.5 million 
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Artist: Pablo Picasso

Year Sold: 2010

17. Flag - $110 million
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Artist: Jasper Johns

Year Sold: 2010

16. Reclining Nude With Blue Cushion - $118 million
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Artist: Amedeo Modigliani

Year Sold: 2012

15. The Scream - $119.9 million
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Artist: Edvard Munch

Year Sold: 2012

14. Salvator Mundi - $127.5 million
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Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Year Sold: 2013

13. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I - $135 million
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Artist: Gustav Klimt

Year Sold: 2006

12. Woman III - $137.5 million
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Artist: Willem de Kooning

Year Sold: 2013

11. No.5, 1948 - $140 million
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Artist: Jackson Pollock

Year Sold: 2006

 
10. Three Studies of Lucian Freud - $142.4 million
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Artist: Francis Bacon

Year Sold: 2013

9. Le Rêve - $155 million
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Artist: Pablo Picasso 

Year Sold: 2013

8. Nu Couché - $170.4 million
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Artist: Amedeo Modigliani 

Year Sold: 2015

7. Les Femmes d'Alger ("Version O") - $179.4 million
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Artist: Pablo Picasso 

Year Sold: 2015

6. Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit - $ 180 million for the pair
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Artist: Rembrandt

Year Sold: 2015

5. No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) - $186 million
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Artist: Mark Rothko 

Year Sold: 2014

4. Number 17A - $200 million
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Artist: Jackson Pollock

Year Sold: 2015

3. The Card Players - $259 million
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2. Nafea Faa Ipoipo - $300 million
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Artist: Paul Gauguin 

Year Sold: 2015

1. Interchange - $300 million
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Artist: Willem de Kooning

Year Sold: 2015

 

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