Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Art Market and its Ten of World's most expensive paintings

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer ($135,000,000)

The record-breaking sale of the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer for a whopping amount of $135 million was followed by a court order by the Austrian government to return the painting to Bloch-Bauer's heir, which was the culmination of years long dispute over the painting looted by Nazis during World War II.. Painted by the art nouveau master Gustav Klimt in 1907, the portrait was purchased in 2006 by cosmetics heir Ronald S. Lauder.

Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur ($106, 500,00)

Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur was another masterpiece from the brush of master painter Pablo Picasso. The painting, created in a single day in March 1932, set a world record auction price for a work of art at Christie's in May 2010.The painting, more than 5 feet by 4 feet, shows Picasso's mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, both reclining and as a bust. It has been hailed by many as one of his greatest works

Garçon à la Pipe ($104,100,000)

Another marvel from Pablo Picasso: Garçon à la Pipe was created during the artist's famous Rose Period, during which he painted with a cheerful orange and pink palette. The oil-on-canvas painting, measuring 100 × 81.3 cm (slightly over 39×32 inches), depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand.The record price auction at Sotheby's New York on May 4, 2004 was a bit of a surprise to art buyers, since it was painted in the style not usually associated with the pioneering Cubist artist.

Dora Maar with Cat ($95,200,000)

Picasso, yet again. A surprise was in store for lovers of the great painter when, in 2006, this painting near doubled its presale estimate and fetched a record $95.2 million at auction at Sotheby's.Painted in 1941, Picasso's controversial portrait (one of his last) is sometimes described as an unflattering depiction of his mistress, Dora Maar, who was an artist/photographer, with whom he had a relationship that lasted ten years during the 1930s and 40s

Portrait of Dr. Gachet ($82,500,000)

The 'Portrait of Dr. Gachet' by the Dutch Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh suddenly became world-famous when Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito paid $82.5 million for it at an auction in Christie's, New York. Saito was so attached to the painting that he wanted it to be cremated with him when he died. Saito died in 1996 but the painting was saved

Le Bassin Aux Nympheas ($80,451,178)


 Painted by the Impressionist master Claude Monet in 1919, it sold at Christie's London auction house for 40.9 million pounds ($80.4 million) in June 2008, the highest price for a work of art sold by Christie's in Europe. The estimate was £18-24 million.

Bal Au Moulin de la Galette ($78,000,000)

 'Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre' was painted by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1876. On May 17, 1990, it was sold for $78 million at Sotheby's in New York City to Ryoei Saito, who bought it together with the Portrait of Dr Gachet.

Massacre of the Innocents ($76,700,000)

 This painting by Peter Paul Rubens, painted in 1611, is the only painting which was not painted in the 19th or 20th century. It was sold to Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet for $76.7 million at a 2002 Sotheby's auction making it one of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

Portrait de l'Artiste sans Barbe ($71,500,000)

 Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe ('Self-portrait without beard') is one of many self-portraits by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. He painted this one in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in September 1889. The painting is an oil painting on canvas and is 40 cm x 31 cm (16' x 13') and has a beautiful feel to it.

Portrait de l'Artiste sans Barbe ($71,500,000)

 This is an uncommon painting since his other self-portraits show him with a beard. The self-portrait became one of the most expensive paintings of all time when it was sold for $71.5 million in 1998 in New York.

The Ashok Art Gallery is internationally known for one of its most important holdings: more than 2000 major works by the world's most significant Artists.Over the past years, as Ashok Art Gallery has become a major centre for contemporary visual art, the Gallery has built a strong collection of contemporary work of different artists, we became a sponsor of the STANDUP-SPEAKOUT Artshow, Organized by Art Of Living Foundation and United Nations.Organized an International Contenmporary Art Exhibition including artists from USA, The Nederlands, Pakistan and India.We have also participated at Art Expo India 2008, 09 Mumbai and India Art Summit 2008 New Delhi