The Best and Most Expensive Art Paintings of All Time

When you think of art, the first thing that comes to mind is the number of dollars that you need to shell out so that you can acquire that specific painting. Of course, not all artworks are created equal. Some may cost more than the other. It is mostly based on the artist that made the painting.

Here are some of the most expensive paintings that you can take a look at and possibly own in the future. All the details indicated in this article comes from the published content on EuroNews.

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci


Salvator Mundi is translated in English as Savior of the World. This painting is a depiction of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World. The cost of this painting amounted to more than $450 million. You can go to a lot of dinner cruises in Amsterdam with that money!

It is sold to Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud of Abu Dhabi in 2017. According to many reports, the painting will be displayed in a museum or art gallery in Abu Dhabi.  Better to get your museum tickets in advance before they get sold out.

The main reason why this painting cost so much is probably because there are only 20 or less existing paintings remaining that were created by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Interchange by Willem de Kooning


The cost of this painting? $300 million. This is, to date, the most expensive abstract painting in the world. This painting is made using oil on canvas technique. Do you know that the actual earning of the painter when he sold the painting? Just $4,000. Willem de Kooning sold his artwork to Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. If the technology existed at that time, it might have been posted on online shops like Lazada or Zalora and someone could have bought it at retail price. Who knew that de Kooning’s piece of art would cost as much?

The Card Players by Paul Cezanne


This is actually part of a series of paintings by renowned artist Paul Cezanne. The artworks differ in sizes and styles. But the highest paid version of The Card Players is the one where two people are playing with each other. This artwork was sold to the Royal Family of Qatar for a whopping $250 million.