For the art lovers, I have compiled a list of the top 5 most expensive paintings sold in our lifetime. These are the sough-after and pricey picks that grace only the most luxurious of art displays, and the artists may surprise you:
1. No.5 by Jackson Pollock 1948
Sold by David Geffen in 2006 to a private buyer via Sothebys for $151.2 million dollars
2. Woman III by Willem de Koonig 1953
Sold by David Geffen to Steven A. Cohen in 2006 for $148.5 million dollars
3. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt 1907
Sold by Maria Altmann in 2006 to Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie for $144.8 million dollars
4. Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh 1890
Sold by Siegfried Kramarsky family in 1990 to Ryoei Saito for $139 million dollars
5. Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1876
Sold by Betsey Whitney in 1990 to Ryoei Saito for $131.6 million dollars
These are the list-toppers for expensive paintings out there, though it is uncertain if any are available (collectors tend to hold on to them). What happened in 1990 and 2006? I ask because 3 of these paintings were sold in 2006, and 2 in 1990. Is this a curious coincidence, or did David Geffen perhaps need a bit of money in 2006, to the tune of nearly $3 million dollars (as he sold 2 of the top 5 paintings). These affairs are often highly discrete, and of course, highly priced.
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