$ 100 million club: Picasso’s most expensive paintings


After a painting by Pablo Picasso sold for $ 103.4 million (85 million euros) in New York City, let’s take a look at the five most expensive works by the Spanish artist to ever auction, according to one. AFP database.

This ranking does not include private sales, the amounts of which are rarely disclosed.

Sold for $ 179.4 million at Christie’s in New York in 2015, this painting held the world record for the highest price ever sold at auction before being dethroned by Salvator Mundi, which is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly paid $ 450.3 million for the Renaissance masterpiece in 2017.

The Women of Algiers (Version O) was painted in 1955. It had already gone under the hammer in 1997 for $ 31.9 million.

This 1905 painting was one of the stars of the 2018 auction of works collected by the late American banker David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy. It represents a naked young girl holding a basket of flowers.

The world record holder up to Women of Algiers passed under the hammer, this painting of the young reclining lover of Picasso Marie-Thérèse Walter – whose French title is the most evocative Nude on the sculptor’s shelf – was painted in 1932. It cost $ 106.5 million and is currently on loan to the Tate Modern art gallery in London.

Another by Picasso Rose period in 1905, he painted it shortly after moving to Paris and Montmartre. Another world record holder when it was sold for $ 104.2 million in New York City in 2004, its owner John Hay Whitney – whose family endowed the Whitney Museum in Manhattan – bought it in 1950 for 30 $ 000.

Another painting by his lover Marie-Thérèse, it sold for $ 103.4 million on Thursday at Christie’s in New York, more than double the £ 28.6 million ($ 45 million) he had. made during its sale in London eight years ago.


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