If it is to be sold right now, Mona Lisa is the picture that could find no matches. Guinness World Records lists the Mona Lisa as having the highest insurance value for a painting in history. It was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962, before the painting toured the United States for several months. However, the Louvre chose to spend the money that would have been spent on the insurance premium on security instead. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$743 million in 2011.
This article’s subject or subjects are paintings which were sold for the prices that makes your head spin around. Let me tell you, right now, that Picasso and his paintings are not amongst the first three on this list but three of his masterpieces are amongst first ten.
1.Jackson Pollock”Number 5,1948″ sold 2006 for the price of $140M
2.Willem de koonting”Woman III”,2006-$137,5M
3.Gustav Klimt”Adele Bloch Bauer I”,2006-$135M
4.Pablo Picasso “Nude,Green Leaves And Bust”,2010-$106,5M
5.Pablo Picasso “Garcon A LA Pipe”, 2004- $104,2M
6.Andy Warhol “Eight Elvises”, 2008- $100M
7.Pablo Picasso ” Dora Maar Au Chat”,2006- $95,2M
8.Gustav Klimt ” Adele Bloch Bauer II”,2006-$87,9M
9.Francis Bacon ” tryptich 1976″, 2008- $86,3M
10.Van Gogh ” Portrait of Dr.Gachet”,1990- $82,5M