List of most expensive paintings

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Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1500) is the most expensive painting ever sold as of 2018.

This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings. The current record price is approximately $450 million paid for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi in November 2017. [1] [2]



The most famous paintings, especially old master works done before 1803, are generally owned or held at museums, for viewing by patrons. Since the museums rarely sell them they are considered priceless. Guinness World Records lists da Vinci's Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting. On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$830 million in 2018. [3]

The earliest sale on the list below ( Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh) is from March 1987; with a price of £24.75 million (£63.9 million in 2018 dollars). This sale tripled the previous record, and introduced a new era in top art sales. Before this, the highest absolute price paid for a painting was £8.1 million (£18.9 million in 2018 dollars) paid by the J. Paul Getty Museum for Andrea Mantegna's Adoration of the Magi at Christie's in London on April 18, 1985. [4] In constant dollars, the highest price paid before 1987 was by the National Gallery of Art when in February 1967 they acquired Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci for around $5 million ($38 million in 2018 dollars) from the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. The sale of Van Gogh's Sunflowers was the first time a "modern" (in this case 1888) painting became the record holder, as opposed to the old master paintings which previously had dominated the market. In contrast, there are currently only nine pre-1875 paintings among the listed top 89, and none created between 1635 and 1874.

An exceptional case is graffiti artist David Choe, who accepted payment in shares for painting graffiti art in the headquarters of a fledgling Facebook. His shares were of limited value when he was given them, but by the time of Facebook's IPO they were valued at around $200m. [5]

Van Gogh, Picasso, and Warhol

The Red Vineyard (1888), the only painting Vincent van Gogh sold during his lifetime

Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol are by far the best-represented artists in the list. Whereas Picasso and Warhol became wealthy men, Van Gogh is known to have sold only one painting in his lifetime, The Red Vineyard , for 400 francs (approximately $2,000 in 2018 dollars) to the impressionist painter and heiress Anna Boch. [6] Prices realised for just his nine paintings listed below, when adjusted for inflation to 2017, add up to over $900 million.

Most expensive painting by a female artist

Georgia O'Keeffe holds the record for the highest price paid for a painting by a woman. On 20 November 2014 at Sotheby's, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art bought her 1932 painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 for $44.4 million (equivalent to $47.0 million in 2018). [7] [8]

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List of highest prices paid

This list is ordered by consumer price index inflation-adjusted value (in bold) in millions of United States dollars in 2018. [note 1] Where necessary, the price is first converted to dollars using the exchange rate at the time the painting was sold. The inflation adjustment may change as recent inflation rates are often revised. A list in another currency may be in a slightly different order due to exchange-rate fluctuations. Paintings are listed only once, i.e. for the highest price sold.

Adjusted price
(in millions)
Original price
(in millions)
PaintingImageArtistYearDate of saleRank
at sale
SellerBuyerAuction house
$460.3$450.3 Salvator Mundi attributed to
Leonardo da Vinci
c.1500November 15, 20171 Dmitry Rybolovlev Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism [9] Christie's, New York [10]
~$317~$300 Interchange Willem de Kooning 1955September 20151 David Geffen Foundation Kenneth C. Griffin Private sale [11]
$278 +$250 + [note 2] The Card Players Paul Cézanne 1892/93April 20111 George Embiricos State of Qatar Private sale [12] [13] [14]
$222$210 [15] Nafea Faa Ipoipo
(When Will You Marry?)
Paul Gauguin 1892September 20142 Rudolf Staechelin heirsState of QatarPrivate sale [16]
~$211~$200 Number 17A Jackson Pollock 1948September 20154David Geffen FoundationKenneth C. GriffinPrivate sale [11]
$197.7$183.8Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt 1904-0720132 Yves Bouvier Dmitry Rybolovlev Private sale [note 3]
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) Mark Rothko 1951August 20143 Cherise Moueix Dmitry Rybolovlev Private sale via
Yves Bouvier [19]
for pair)
Pendant portraits of
Maerten Soolmans
and Oopjen Coppit
Rembrandt 1634September 20157 Éric de Rothschild Rijksmuseum
and Louvre
Private sale
$189.6$179.4 Les Femmes d'Alger
("Version O")
Pablo Picasso 1955May 11, 20155Private collection Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani [21] Christie's, New York [22]
$180.1$170.4 Nu couché Amedeo Modigliani 1917/18November 9, 20159 Laura Mattioli Rossi Liu Yiqian [23] Christie's, New York [24]
$174.0$140 No. 5, 1948 Jackson Pollock1948November 2, 20061 David Geffen David Martinez Private sale via Sotheby's [25]
$170.9$137.5 Woman III Willem de Kooning1953November 18, 20062David GeffenSteven A. CohenPrivate sale via Larry Gagosian [26]
$168.7$165.0 Masterpiece Roy Lichtenstein 1962January 201712 Agnes Gund [27] [28] Steven A. Cohen [29] Private sale
$167.8$135 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Gustav Klimt1907June 18, 20061 Maria Altmann Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie Private sale via Christie's [30]
$166.7$155 Le Rêve Pablo Picasso1932March 26, 20136 Steve Wynn Steven A. CohenPrivate sale [31]
$157.2$157.2Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) Amedeo Modigliani1917May 15, 2018Sotheby's, New York [32]
$158.2$82.5 Portrait of Dr. Gachet Vincent van Gogh 1890May 15, 19901 Siegfried Kramarsky heirs Ryoei Saito [note 4] [35] Christie's, New York
$156.6$150 Adele Bloch-Bauer II Gustav Klimt1912201610 Oprah Winfrey [note 5] Unidentified buyer in ChinaPrivate sale via Larry Gagosian [36]
$153.2$142.4 Three Studies of Lucian Freud Francis Bacon 1969November 12, 20138 [note 6] Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of Steve Wynn [39] Christie's, New York [40]
$149.8$78.1 Bal du moulin de la Galette
[note 7]
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1876May 17, 19902 Betsey Whitney Ryoei Saito [note 8] Sotheby's, New York
Twelve Landscape Screens Qi Baishi 1925December 17, 2017Beijing Poly Auction [41]
$138.2$104.2 Garçon à la pipe Pablo Picasso1905May 5, 20043 Greentree Foundation
(Whitney family)
Guido Barilla (suspected) [42] Sotheby's, New York [43]
$130.9$119.9 The Scream [note 9] Edvard Munch 1895May 2, 20128 Petter Olsen Leon Black [44] Sotheby's, New York
$129.1$120Otahi Paul Gauguin1893201310 Yves Bouvier Dmitry Rybolovlev Private sale [note 10]
$129$118Reclining Nude With Blue Cushion Amedeo Modigliani191720128 Steven A. Cohen Dmitry Rybolovlev Private sale via Yves Bouvier [19]
$126.4$110.0Flag [note 11] Jasper Johns 1958March 20107 Jean-Christophe Castelli Steven A. CohenPrivate sale, estimated price [46]
$122.3$106.5 Nude, Green Leaves and Bust Pablo Picasso1932May 4, 20109 Frances Lasker Brody estate Leonard Blavatnik (suspected) [47] [48] Christie's, New York [49]
$121.3$58 plus
exchange of
works [note 12]
Portrait of Joseph Roulin Vincent van Gogh1889August 1, 19891Private collection, Zürich Museum of Modern Art New York Private sale via
Thomas Ammann,
Fine Art Zurich [50]
$118.9$53.9 Irises Vincent van Gogh1889November 11, 19871John Whitney Payson, son of Joan Whitney Payson Alan Bond [note 13] Sotheby's, New York
$118.3$95.2 Dora Maar au Chat Pablo Picasso1941May 3, 20066 Gidwitz family Boris Ivanishvili [51] Sotheby's, New York [52]
$115.0$115 Young Girl with a Flower Basket Pablo Picasso1905May 8, 2018 David and Peggy Rockefeller Unidentified buyerChristie's, New York [53]
$116.4$100.0 Eight Elvises Andy Warhol 1963October 200810 Annibale Berlingieri The State of Qatar (suspected) [54] [55] Private sale via Philippe Ségalot [56]
$113.7 +$105.7 + [note 14]
Anna's Light Barnett Newman 1968October 4, 2013 DIC Corp. Private sale [57] [58] [59]
$113.4$105.4 Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) Andy Warhol1963November 13, 2013Sotheby's, New York [60]
$112.9$110.5Untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982May 18, 2017 Yusaku Maezawa Sotheby’s, New York [61]
$109.9$71.5 Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe Vincent van Gogh1889November 19, 19985 Jacques Koerfer  [ de ] heirsChristie's, New York
$108$100La Montagne Sainte-Victoire
vue du bosquet du Château Noir
Paul Cézanne19042013 [note 15] Edsel and Eleanor Ford House State of Qatar [62] Private sale [63] [64]
Massacre of the Innocents Peter Paul Rubens 1611July 10, 20026an Austrian family Kenneth Thomson [note 16] Sotheby's, London
$100.8$95.4 Nurse Roy Lichtenstein1964November 9, 2015Christie's, New York [24]
$100.4$86.3 Triptych, 1976 Francis Bacon1976May 14, 2008 Jean-Pierre Moueix heirs [66] Roman Abramovich [67] Sotheby's, New York [68]
Les Noces de Pierrette Pablo Picasso1905November 30, 19893 Fredrik Roos  [ sv ] [69] Tomonori Tsurumaki Binoche et Godeau Paris
$99.4$80.0False StartJasper Johns1959October 12, 200611David GeffenKenneth C. GriffinPrivate sale via Richard Gray [70]
$98.9$57 A Wheatfield with Cypresses Vincent van Gogh1889May 19936 Emil Georg Bührle's son Walter H. Annenberg [note 17] Private sale via Steven Mazoh
Te Fare (La maison) Paul Gauguin1892June 2008 Yves Bouvier Dmitry Rybolovlev Private sale [note 18]
$96.7$47.8 Yo, Picasso Pablo Picasso1901May 9, 19892 Wendell Cherry Stavros Niarchos Sotheby's, New York
$96.7$80.0 Turquoise Marilyn Andy Warhol1964May 20, 2007Stefan EdlisSteven A. CohenPrivate sale via Larry Gagosian [72]
$95.3$70.0 Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos with a Page Titian 1533November 200310 AXA insurance company Getty Museum Private sale via
Hervé Aaron [73] [74]
$94.8$86.9 Orange, Red, Yellow Mark Rothko1961May 8, 2012 David Pincus estateChristie's, New York [75]
$91.9$91.9 Chop Suey Edward Hopper 1929November 13, 2018 Barney A. Ebsworth estateChristie's, New York [76]
Le Bassin aux Nymphéas Claude Monet 1919June 24, 2008 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Christie's, London [77]
$90.3$90.3 Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) David Hockney 1972November 15, 2018Christie’s , New York [78]
$91.0$60.5 Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier Paul Cézanne1894May 10, 19999 Whitney Family [note 19] Sotheby's, New York
$89.1$84.2 Black Fire I Barnett Newman1961May 13, 2014Private CollectionAnonymousChristie's, New York [80]
$88.0$72.8 White Center (Yellow, Pink
and Lavender on Rose)
Mark Rothko1950May 15, 2007 David Rockefeller, Sr. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani [81] Sotheby's, New York [82]
$85.8$85.8 Suprematist Composition Kazimir Malevich 1916May 15, 2018The Nahmad familyAnonymousChristie's, New York [note 20]
Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers Vincent van Gogh1888March 30, 19871Helen Beatty,
daughter-in-law of
Chester Beatty
Yasuo Goto, Yasuda Comp. Christie's, London
$84.7$84.7Nymphéas en fleur Claude Monet1914-1917May 8, 2018 David and Peggy Rockefeller Unidentified buyerChristie's, New York [86]
$86.7$81.9 Triple Elvis Andy Warhol1963November 12, 2014 WestSpiel  [ de ] [87] Christie's, New York [88]
$86.7$71.7 Green Car Crash
(Green Burning Car I)
Andy Warhol1963May 16, 2007Private collection, Zürich Philip Niarchos Christie's, New York [89]
$86.6$81.9 No. 10 Mark Rothko1958May 13, 2015Christie's, New York [90] [91]
$85.5$80.8Three Studies for a
Portrait of John Edwards
Francis Bacon1984May 13, 2014Private CollectionAnonymousChristie's, New York. [80]
$85.0$81.4 Meule Claude Monet1891November 16, 2016Christie's, New York [92]
(€50-60) [note 21]
Darmstadt Madonna Hans Holbein 1526July 12, 2011 Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse Reinhold Würth Private sale via
Christoph Graf Douglas [93]
$83.1$81.3 Laboureur dans un champ Vincent van Gogh1889November 13, 2017 Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass estateChristie's, New York [94]
$80.8$80.8Odalisque couchée aux magnolias Henri Matisse 1923May 8, 2018 David and Peggy Rockefeller Unidentified buyerChristie's, New York [95]
Diana and Actaeon

Titian1556–1559February 1, 2009 Duke of Sutherland National Galleries of Scotland
& National Gallery, London
Private sale [96] [97] [98]
$82.3$40.7 Au Lapin Agile Pablo Picasso1904November 27, 19895Linda de Roulet, daughter of Joan Whitney Payson Walter H. AnnenbergSotheby's, New York
$82.2$68 The Gross Clinic Thomas Eakins 1875April 12, 2007 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Museum of Art Private sale [99]
$82.0$75.1 No 1 (Royal Red and Blue) Mark Rothko1954November 13, 2012 John and Anne Marion Sotheby's, New York [100]
Acrobate et jeune arlequin
[note 22]
Pablo Picasso1905November 28, 19883Roger Janssen heirs?
[note 23]
Mitsukoshi Christie's, London
$80.0$55.0 Femme aux Bras Croisés Pablo Picasso1902November 8, 2000 Chauncey McCormick heirsChristie's, New York [101]
$79.2$69.0 Nude Sitting on a Divan
("La Belle Romaine")
Amedeo Modigliani1917November 2, 2010 Halit Cıngıllıoglu [102] Sotheby's, New York [103]
$78.9$63.5 Police Gazette [104] Willem de Kooning1955October 12, 2006David GeffenSteven A. CohenPrivate sale via Richard Gray. [70]
Diana and Callisto Titian1556–1559March 2, 2012Duke of SutherlandNational Galleries of Scotland
& National Gallery, London
Private sale [105]
$74.6$70.5Untitled (New York City) Cy Twombly 1968November 11, 2015 Sydney M. Irmas heirsChristie's, New York [106]
$74.5$49.5Femme assise dans un jardinPablo Picasso1938November 10, 1999Robert Saidenberg [note 24] [108] Sotheby's, New York
Portrait of George Dyer Talking Francis Bacon 1966February 13, 2014Christie's, London [109] [110]
$74.1$47.5 Peasant Woman Against
a Background of Wheat
Vincent van Gogh1890199711Steve Wynn [note 25] Private sale via
Acquavella Galleries Inc.,
New York [112]
$73.7$69.6UntitledCy Twombly1970November 12, 2014Nicola del Roscio [87] Christie's, New York [113]
$73.7$69.6Four MarlonsAndy Warhol1966November 12, 2014WestSpiel [87] Christie's, New York [114]
Eagle Standing on Pine Tree [115] Qi Baishi 1946May 22, 2011 Liu Yiqian Hunan TV & Broadcast
Intermediary Co [116]
China Guardian Auctions
$72.8$63.4 Men in Her Life Andy Warhol1962November 8, 2010 Jose Mugrabi Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani [117] Phillips de Pury & Company [118]
$71.6$70.1Contraste de formes Fernand Léger 1913November 13, 2017 Anna-Maria  [ de ] and Stephen Kellen  [ de ] FoundationChristie's, New York [119]
$71.3$67.45 La Gommeuse Pablo Picasso1901November 5, 2015 William I. Koch Sotheby's, New York. [120] [121]
$71.1$35.2 Portrait of a Halberdier Pontormo 1537May 31, 19895 Chauncey Stillman Getty Museum Christie's, New York
$71.2$67.4Buste de femme
(Femme à la résille)
Pablo Picasso1938May 11, 2015 Steve Wynn Joseph Lau [122] Christie's, New York [22]
$70.1$66.3 L’Allée des Alyscamps Vincent van Gogh1888May 5, 2015Sotheby's, New York [123]
$70.1$66.2 Untitled Mark Rothko1952May 13, 2014Private CollectionAnonymousChristie's, New York [80]
Zhichuan Resettlement [124] Wang Meng 1350June 4, 2011Beijing Poly Auction
$69.2$66.3Untitled XXVWillem de Kooning1977November 15, 2016Christie's, New York [125]
$68.9$65.1 Jeanne (Spring) Édouard Manet 1881November 5, 2014 Oliver Hazard Payne heirs [126] Getty Museum Christie's, New York [127]
$68.9$68.9Woman as LandscapeWillem de Kooning1955November 13, 2018Barney A. Ebsworth estateChristie's, New York [76]
$68.7$61.7 1949-A-No.1 Clyfford Still 1949November 9, 2011 City and County of Denver Sotheby's, New York [128]

See also


  1. The Wikipedia template uses a yearly average inflation. Using monthly averages gives slightly different numbers, most significantly for paintings sold early or late in a year with significant inflation.
  2. Exact price (even the currency of sale) is not known, with estimates from $250 million to even $300 million
  3. Within weeks after a private viewing in Vienna in September 2012, Rybolovlev agreed to pay $183.8 million via his dealer Bouvier. At the same time, Bouvier was negotiating and eventually succeeded to buy the painting for $112 million from Ursula Ucicky, widow of Gustav Ucicky (the illegitimate son of Gustav Klimt and one of his models). Ucicky shared half with the heirs of the Jewish family from whom the painting had been seized in 1939. After The Bouvier Affair unfolded, Rybolovlev resold the painting for $170 million in November 2015. [17] [18]
  4. Some fear existed, that Portrait of Dr. Gachet had been cremated with the owner in 1996, but Gachet's portrait was privately resold to Wolfgang Flöttl in 1997 or 1998 for $65-$90 million through Sotheby’s. Before 2007, Flöttl had sold it for $100 million to an unknown buyer. [33] [34]
  5. Oprah Winfrey had bought the painting in November 2006 at Christie's for nearly $88 million. At that time this was the 4th highest (unadjusted) price at auction and 10th highest price on this list.
  6. The triptych had probably been reassembled by the Italian collector Francesco De Simone Niquesa, but were resold to a person in the US before 2013 [37] [38]
  7. This is the small version of the painting; the large version is at the Musée d'Orsay.
  8. Privately resold for ca. $50 million through Sotheby’s in 1997. [34]
  9. One of two pastel versions; another two painted versions (and lithography) exist, all created by Munch.
  10. Rybolovlev resold Gauguin's Otahi before 2017 for less than $50 million. [45]
  11. This stands as the most expensive painting by a living artist.
  12. The paintings transferred to the dealers include a late Monet entitled Corona (Water Lilies) from around 1920; Renoir's Reclining Nude of 1902; Kandinsky's Autumn Landscape, Murnau from 1908, and Picasso's Striped Bodice from September 1943.
  13. Alan Bond could not pay off the painting, and Irises was resold (probably for somewhat less) to the Getty Museum.
  14. Price excludes sales commission and other costs.
  15. Exact date of sale is not known.
  16. Later in 2002, Thomson donated his private collection, including the Rubens, to the Art Gallery of Ontario [65]
  17. Annenberg subsequently donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  18. Rybolovlev resold Te Fare in February 2017 at Christie's in London for $25 million. [71]
  19. Steve Wynn, who bid on the painting at auction, privately acquired the work several months later from the unidentified buyer for an undisclosed, supposedly lower price. Kenneth Griffin acquired it in 2004 from Wynn. [79]
  20. The Nahmad family bought Suprematist Composition in 2008 at Sotheby's, New York, for $60,002,500 ($70 million in 2018 dollars) from the heirs of Kazimir Malevich. [83] [84] [85]
  21. Usually estimated at "over €50 M" or "between 50 and 60 million Euros". On July 12, 2011, $75M was equivalent to €53M.
  22. Re-sold for £12m to Stavros Niarchos in 1993.
  23. A Belgian banker and collector who bought it in 1939 for $18,000. His was the last name on the 1988 provenance list; painting came from "a private collection in Arizona"
  24. Son of Daniel (conductor & cellist) and Eleanore Saidenberg who were Picasso's New York dealers from 1955 to 1973. [107]
  25. On Oct. 7, 2005, The New York Times reported that Steven Cohen bought van Gogh's "Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat" and Gauguin's "Bathers" (1903) from Steve Wynn for approximately $110 million, [111] though guesses range from $100-150 million. One or both of the paintings may thus occur higher on this list.


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