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Top 10 Highest Priced Paintings Ever Sold

Author : Paul Cleary

When it comes to fine art, we all recognize that this is never cheap and that it ends up being help by the most elite in our cultures, those with extreme wealth and positions of prominence in the world. Most of the time, a single individual could not possibly hope to own a valuable fine art painting and it would end up taking an entire organization to have the funds necessary to obtain one. Some paintings basically cost so numerous millions of dollars that entire countries have not got the prosperity necessary to buy them and that is true even for painters who are not long lost to history's recesses. In fact, the largest priced painting ever sold was bought at a price today that would probably be over $150 million and this was a work by renowned American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. The work was called "No. 5, 1948" and the second largest priced painting beneath it was "Woman III" by Willem de Kooning whose work sold for an only slightly lower price. In 3rd place is a work by Gustav Klimt entitled "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" that makes heavy use of gold and is definitely a symbol for opulence, even today.

Even though few of us could ever afford such works, their prices ensure they will be preserved for centuries. Rounding out the rest of the top five are "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Van Gogh and "Bal du moulin del la Gallette" by Renoir. After these we have Picasso's "Dora Maar au Chat", "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust", as well as "Garcon a la pipe" - all 3 master pieces in their own right. Van Gogh has 2 other works that finish off this list: "Irises" and "Portrait of Joseph Roulin". These works are all some of the most remarkable in the world today, giving us a lot to beauty. If you have ever wished there were a way to be able to own paintings of this kind, you will be delighted to learn that it is now easier to own incredible copies of these works that are not mere posters.

Many people have begun to do what museums of fine art have been doing for numerous years: turn to high quality reproduction paintings that have extraordinary quality. These works are amazingly lovely and they offer so much that we could enjoy, plus they are famous artists we are all acquainted with. That ways anybody may own an invaluable painting without investing a ton of cash to do so.

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