Unflattering picture sold for big money
• unflattering picture sold for big money
The well-known artists, the more expensive the cost of his paintings. This statement works almost always. As of today, art lovers are ready to lay out millions for exclusive paintings by Picasso or Pollock. But many viewers viewing paintings by these authors does not cause any positive emotions. What unpleasant pictures were sold for outrageous astronomical amount - later in the review.
"Sleeping social worker" ($ 33, 6 Mill.)
Lucian Freud painting "Sleeping social worker" has caused a public outcry when it was exhibited to the public. On the canvas depicts a woman, but with a nice fit body and a weight of 127 kilograms. In this way the artist wanted to emphasize that everyone has their own concept of beauty.
In 2008, the painting was sold at Christie's auction of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Its final price was 33, 6 million dollars. "Sleeping social worker" has become the most expensive painting sold during the life of Lucian Freud.
"False Start" ($ 80 million).
Cloth Jasper Johns has been sold for $ 80 million in 2006. The artist is a prominent figure in the pop art and neodadaizme. "False Start" was painted in 1959.
"Dora Maar au Chat" $ 95, 2 million
For this portrait of Pablo Picasso posed for his lover Dora Maar. Artist beautiful face deformed beyond recognition. In 2006, the Georgian politician Bidzina Ivanishvili G. acquired the painting "Dora Maar au Chat" for 95, 2 million dollars.
"Woman III" ($ 137, 5 mn)
"Woman III" was written by abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning. In the 1970s, it was in a museum in Tehran, but after the events related to the Islamic revolution, paintings depicting her naked woman withdrew from the collection. In 2006 it was bought by American billionaire for 137, 5 million dollars.
"number 5" ($ 140 million).
The picture of another abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock was sold for an astronomical sum. For the ordinary citizen, "number 5" may seem just splattered paint of different colors, but the buyer probably thinks differently, if he wants to pay for the picture as much as $ 140 million.
"Exchange" ($ 300 million).
Talking about the most expensive paintings, not to mention the "Exchange" Willem de Kooning. This painting looks like the author of the first smeared the paint, and then tinker with a brush in different directions. Incredibly, it is for "exchange" has been posted as much as $ 300 million.