Child painting that looks slightlt better than the worlds most expensive painting

The Most Expensive Painting In The World

by Roman on December 9, 2009

Recently, a picture made by the famous artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijni (don’t worry you are not the only person who doesn’t know his last name) was sold by 32.4 million dollars in the Christie’s auction house. The painting is from 1658 and depicts a gentleman standing with his arm on his hip.

While this is the largest sum a Rembrandt has ever sold for, it is by no means the most expensive painting in the world.

The Most Expensive Painting In The World

The most expensive painting in the world is called No. 5, 1948. As you might have guessed from the name it is a rather modern painting –  from the year 1948. The author of this expensive painting is painter Jackson Pollock – an American painter known for his contributions in the abstract expressionist movement.

The costly painting was done on an 8′ x 4′ sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance.

In 2006 The New York Times wrote that the painting No. 5, 1948 had been sold at a Sotheby’s auction house for 140 million dollars. This makes the No. 5, 1948 the most expensive painting ever sold, exceeding the sale of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by about 5 million dollars. It seems that art is the only investment that doesn’t go down in value.

Wonder what a 140 million dollar masterpiece looks liks? Look no further, this is an actual picture of the painting:

Pollock no 5. 1948 - the most expensive painting in the world

Yes, I am not kidding – this is the picture of the worlds most expensive picture that costs 140 million dollars.

I am no art expert but I am pretty sure I made pictures like that in the kindergarten :cool:

What do you think – how much would you pay for this painting?

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{ 7 comments }

Car Insurance Phi December 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm

$140 million is quite a large sum. Then again, I don’t exactly understand “art” value so maybe there’s a reason behind it all…

Roman December 10, 2009 at 5:52 am

Its the same with me – if I’d see a picture like that in the junk I would be unable to identify it as a masterpiece that costs 140 million dollars

Singaporeboi December 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

LOLZ that costs $140m??? It’s just scrabbled paints of all colours all over it. Next time I will scrable paints to make a painting just like that! Let’s see how much it will cost.

kinjal January 1, 2010 at 5:32 am

can i know what is thing in these painting for which the people r giving $140 million dollar …..
is there any thing special i havent find any thing special in it…

crazyzombie January 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm

that is why its expensive because they still trying to learn and understand what is behind in all of this strange painting.lol

Brandon M. Sergent October 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm

“Why’s he famous?”
“Because he’s on TV.”
“Why’s he on TV?”
“Because he’s famous!”

This is like that, only more yuppie.

Dubadee July 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

Believe it or not, that painting is Not that easy to do. It may seem like painting of simple and random color splashes, but to make it look good, takes real ….talent?
I don’t know what -exactly- draws people to this painting, but I can imagine people liking the texture and the thickness of the color.. Plus, in a way, if you look at it long enough, you may start to see different things in it. For example, I saw a map-like thing like you can see on Google map.
Although I somewhat understand what artists -may- see in this painting, I still don’t think it should be that expensive.. not at least more expensive than some of the really famous artist’s work( like Rembrandt’s, da Vinci’s, etc…)

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