I am Sure you really don’t know about theseÂ i knew this is not related to IT or Telco but still it is valuable information i am gone a tell you about The World’s 5 Most Costly Paintings…..
1. $140,000,000. Jackson Pollock â€“ No.5, 1948.
It is claimed by the New York Times that this painting was sold by David Geffen (of Geffen Records), to David Martinez (managing partner of Fintech Advisory). However, a press release issued on behalf of Martinez states that he didnâ€™t actually purchase the painting. So the truth is shrouded in mystery, and it can only be rumored to have sold for a record-breaking $140 million.
2. $137,500,000. Willem de Kooning â€“ Woman III
Another painting sold by Geffen in 2006, but this time bought by billionaire Steven A. Cohen. It is part of a series of 6 painted by de Kooning in the period of 1951-53, which revolved around the theme of a woman, and is allegedly the only Woman still in private hands.
3. $135,000,000. Gustav Klimt â€“ Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
This was sold by Maria Altmann, who â€“ after a lengthy and complicated court battle â€“ was deemed rightful owner of this Klimt and several others. Altmann was named as an inheritor of the painting in the will of by the widowed husband of the model herself, despite the efforts of the Austrian State, as Adele Bloch-Bauer had originally left the painting to the State Gallery in her own will. The painting was bought by Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York, to be the centerpiece of a collection of Jewish-owned art rescued from the Nazi looting that took place in the Second World War.
4. $104,200,000. Pablo Picasso â€“ GarÃ§on Ã la pipe.
So far the highest price a painting has ever fetched at auction (as the others were all sold privately), and was the first painting to break the $100 million barrier (it was sold in 2004, whilst 1-3 were all in 2006). The strange thing is that it was never made public as to who expressed such an interest in Picassoâ€™s portrait of a smoking Parisian.
5. $95,200,000. Pablo Picasso â€“ Dora Maar au Chat
Another Picasso, the second highest price ever fetched at auction, and another anonymous buyer. Auctioned in 2006, a mysterious Russian bidder took this home (along with a Monet and a Chagall, spending over $100 million) and no one has since found out who he was. The ownership of the painting has still not been made public.