As we specialise in Fine Art and Private Fine Art Collections insurance, we like to keep up to date with what's happening in the art world and test our art knowledge. Test your own art knowledge with this countdown of the 10 most expensive artworks ever sold.
10. Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” was sold for $US165 million in January 2017.
9. Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” was sold for $US170.4 million on the 9th November 2015.
8. Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”)” was sold for $US179.4 million on the 11th May 2015.
7. Rembrandt’s “Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit” was sold for $US180 million in September 2015.
6. Mark Rothko’s “No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)” was sold for $US186 million in August 2014.
5. Pollock’s “Number 17A” was sold for $US200 million in September 2015.
4. Paul Gauguin’s “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?)” sold for $US210 million in September 2014.
3. Paul Cézanne’s “The Card Players” was sold for $US250 million in April 2011.
2. Willem de Kooning’s “Interchange” was sold for $US300 million in September 2015.
1. Leonardo da Vinci's, “Salvator Mundi” was sold for $US450.3 million on the 15th November 2017.
Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is the last remaining Leonardo in private hands. It was bought for $450 million at Christie's in New York, taking the crown for the most expensive artwork ever sold. Interestingly, in the 1950s the same painting was sold for only £45, as it was mistaken for a copy.
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