Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Most expensive painting?

Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" was auctioned for $106.5 million, which sets a record for an auction price.

However, it is not the most expensive painting ever sold. It is actually the fourth highest amount paid for a painting.

"Number 5" by Jackson Pollock sold for $140 million.
Woman III by Willem de Kooning sold for $137.5 million
"Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Gustav Klimt sold for $135 million.

The difference is these were bought while the Picasso was auctioned, which is only slightly different

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