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THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2015

2015 exceeded all expectations and broke the most expensive sale in the world of painting in its history.

But all in order. Here are the works that last year went under the hammer for fabulous money:

10th place
The Sleeping social worker (1994) Lucien Freud – 51.6 million$
The author paintings-British painter, grandson of Sigmund Freud just wrote four “Sotsrabotnits”, one of which previously has acquired Roman Abramovich on auction Christie’s.
9th place
The picture Alley “Alaskan” (1888) by Vincent van Gogh worth 66,3 million dollars, was sold on may 5 auction at Sotheby’s8th place
The painting “Bust of a woman, or a Woman in a hairnet” (1938) by Pablo Picasso – $ 67.3 million was sold on may 11 at Christie’s auction, exceeding expectations by$10 million.
7th place
Painting “cabaret singer” (1901) by Pablo Picasso-67.4 million. $
The canvas belongs to the so-called “blue period” of Picasso’s work. Bonus paintings – on the reverse side of the portrait of the artist Pere Manyah in the form of cartoons with an inscription from Picasso.
6th place
Painting “untitled” (1968) CY Twombly-70.5 million$
The work belongs to a series of works done with a white school chalk on a blackboard.
5th place
Picture ” No. 10 “(1958) mark Rothko-81.9 million$
“Multi-forms can” Rothko’s large paintings, which only the colors traditionally caused a great excitement at auction.
4th place
Painting “Nurse” (1964.), Roy Lichtenstein – $ 95.3 million sold at Christie’s auction in November 2015.
Lichtenstein was one of the pioneers of pop art, turning comic book characters into works of art.
3rd place
Painting “Lying naked” (1917), Amedeo Modigliani – $ 170.4 million sale took place on November 9 at Christie’s auction
The painting from the cycle ” Nude “was shown at the only lifetime exhibition of the artist, which was closed after a few hours because of”obscenity”.
2nd place
Painting ” Algerian women. Version O ” (1955) by Pablo Picasso-179.4 million$
Cycle “Algerian women” consists of 15 paintings, this painting is the most expensive of all sold at auction.
1st place
The painting “When’s the wedding?”(1892) Paul Gauguin-300 million.$
Absolute record for the value of the entire history of sales of paintings in the art market. It is noteworthy that the canvas was sold without the participation of the auction house, in private.

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