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THE WORLD’S PRICIEST PAINTINGS
How much money would you put down for an original painting by a well-respected artist? Whatever amount you offer, chances are that it wouldn’t put a dent into the price paid for the world’s most expensive works of art.
Paintings that have sold for large amounts of money include big names like Picasso, van Gogh, Renoir—many of the artists we touch on in this book. Over the last few decades, these top sellers have sold for tens of millions of US dollars, and a handful have even been sold for more than a hundred million.
Coming in at $135 million US is Gustav Klimt’s ...