Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold Infograph

Sometimes, you can’t put a price on art. For example, the Mona Lisa is valued as “priceless” because it will never be sold on the open market. The painting itself is displayed in a $7.5 million dollar room at the Louvre!

Other artists had no idea how famous they would become. Vincent Van Gogh was never fortunate enough to become a famous painter in his lifetime, selling only one painting before his death. Today, he is one of the most celebrated artists with paintings selling well within the millions. Paul Cezanne, who holds the #1 spot for most expensive painting sold at auction, had his submissions consistently rejected by the Salon. After his third exhibition and disappointing responses from the public, he never showed another painting in a show until 20 years later.

The following infographic displays the top 10 most expensive paintings sold at auction. These paintings portray different periods of movements, from abstract to cubism to impressionism and more. They represent different periods in history, from 1876 to 1953, as well as different nationalities from all over the world.

Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold Infograph

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Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.