Though paintings are not a thing for fancy or pride for most people, it is one of the most prized assets one can own in the world today. Most people just see paintings as just a form of decoration today but it has proven to be more than that considering the lengths billionaires go, to own a beautiful piece of art.
Who else if it is not Leonardo da Vinci. The Salvator Mundi is the most expensive painting in the world.The painting name which means ‘Savior of the World’ in English was dated back to c. 1500 after its original source was initially unknown but was finally traced to Leonardo da Vinci.This source is however doubted by many other artists. The painting was sold in 2015 for $450 million to Prince Badr bin Abdallah during an auction, making it the most expensive painting in the world today.The purchase was rumored to be made for the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and also the Saudi Arabian crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
2. Interchange by Willem de Kooning.
This oil canvas painting was done in 1955 by abstract expressionist painter, Willem de Kooning. It is one of his first of many abstract landscapes signalling a change in style influenced by Franz Kline. It was also owned by David Geffen and sold to Kenneth Griffin for an estimated $300 million. This price put the painting among the most expensive paintings in the world.
3. The Card Players by Paul Cezanne.
Paul Cezanne is also a French post Impressionist artist who used oil paint to create this master peirce of art showing men playing cards with some audience watching.This painting is a part of the 5 painting series by Paul Cezanne but this particular one went for the highest cost worth $250 million. The painting was sold to the Royal family of Qatar.
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