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Featured - The Most Expensive Paintings in the World


Featured - The Most Expensive Paintings in the World: Although many famous pictures are held in museums and are thus literally priceless, those which are sold at the auctions may have truly mind-boggling price tags. Are they worth it? You decide.

Vincent van Gogh – A Wheatfield with Cypresses, 1889

Sold for $57 million in 1993
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Kazimir Malevich – Suprematist Composition, 1916

Sold for $60 million in 2008
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Paul Cézanne – Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier, 1894

Sold for $60.5 million in 1999
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Willem de Kooning – Police Gazette, 1955

Sold for $63.5 in 2006
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Vincent van Gogh – Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe (Self-portrait without beard), 1889

Sold for $71.5 million in 1998
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Andy Warhol – Green Car Crash, 1963

Sold for $71.7 million in 2007
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Mark Rothko –White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), 1950

Sold for $72.8 million in 2007
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Peter Paul Rubens – Massacre of the Innocents, 1611

Sold for $76.7 million in 2002
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Bal du moulin de la Galette (Dance at Le moulin de la Galette), 1876

Sold for $78.1 million in 1990
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Jasper Johns – False Start, 1959

Sold for $80 million in 2006
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Claude Monet – Le Bassin aux Nymphéas (Water Lily Pond), 1919

Sold for $80.5 million in 2008
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Vincent van Gogh – Portrait of Dr. Gachet, 1890

Sold for $82.5 million in 1990
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Francis Bacon – Triptych, 1976

Sold for $86.3 million in 2008
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Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912

Sold for $87.9 million in 2006
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Pablo Picasso – Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat), 1941

Sold for $95.2 in 2006
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Pablo Picasso – Garçon à la Pipe (Boy with a Pipe), 1905

Sold for $104.2 million in 2004
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Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907

Sold for $135 million in 2006
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Willem de Kooning – Woman III, 1953

Sold for $137.5 million in 2006
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Jackson Pollock – No. 5, 1948

Sold for $140 million in 2006
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