We’ve all heard of the most important art museums in the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, El Prado in Madrid and the Louvre in Paris, but where are the most expensive paintings in the world? The first four cities might surprise you.
If you like to see the most expensive masterpieces of art in the world, Chicago is the place to find them. It tops the list with more than $735 million worth of paintings. Home to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, it houses Monet’s “Meules” and “Meule” paintings, estimated at $114.7 million and $89.9 million, respectively.
In second place is Paris, home to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, as well as $734 million worth of priceless art. Cézanne’s ‘The Card Players’ is located in the Musée d’Orsay and is estimated to be worth over $294 million, while the Louvre shares Rembrandt’s ‘Suspended Portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit’ with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam , which alone are worth $201 million.
New York comes third, home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The city is home to the world’s most expensive paintings worth $518 million, including Van Gogh’s “A Cypress Wheat Field” estimated at $104.5 million and Picasso’s “Au Lapin Agile” at $86.9 million. dollars.
Abu Dhabi comes in fourth place. Home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which, oddly enough, has only one of the 30 most valuable paintings in the world, its hallmark is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvador Mundi”, estimated at over $486.6 million: the most expensive painting in the world.
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