Update on the top 10 most expensive paintings in the world and their prices 2017

List of the top 10 expensive paintings

This list is ordered by consumer price index inflation-adjusted value in millions of United States dollars in 2016. Where necessary, the price is first converted to dollars using the exchange rate at the time the painting was sold. The inflation adjustment may change as recent inflation rates are often revised. A list in another currency may be in a slightly different order due to exchange-rate fluctuations.

10. No. 5, 1948 ($166.3 million)

most expensive paintings

No. 5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock, an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. It was sold in May 2006 for $140 million ($166.3 million today), a new mark for highest ever price for a painting, not surpassed for the first time until April 2011.

9. Nu Couché by Amedeo Modigliani ($ 172.2 million)

most expensive paintings

Nu couché (also known in English as Red Nude or Reclining Nude) is a 1917 oil on canvas painting by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. It is one of his most widely reproduced and exhibited paintings. It was sold by Laura Mattioli Rossi on November 9, 2015 to Liu Yiqian at Christie New York auction.

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