The Most Expensive Art
I like art very much. I had said before throgu my other hub that I like painting. There are many kind of art. Like drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics, crafts and multimedia. Music, dance and theater are also kind of art. I think many all of us could create of beautiful art. But sometimes to be famous as an artist it need special skill or natural skill to make great art. The famous art will be appreciated very expensive. Like Vincent Van Gohg, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Pierre Aguste Renoir, Swiss Alberto Giaocimetti.
The price offered trough auction look doesn’t make sense. Sometimes we think that only crazy people would buy it. But it was actually sold. And most of buyer is a rich people or millionaire. The conclusion is satisfaction can not be measured by money. For a collector the money is number two, if they like that art they must have it. Whatever happens. Although with a very expensive price they will buy it. It looks like a waste of money. But that's the reality of art. From this hub I’ll show the most expensive art. Most of them is painting and one is a sculpture.
L’Homme Qui Marche I, by Alberto Giacometti.
The global economic crisis can’t stop people to spend their money to buy something that we think that’s not a major need in life. Sotheby’s as one of the biggest art auction house made a new sensation by auctioning off the most expensive statue of the world's. For normal person who didn’t know about art it look bad sculpture. This is like unfinished thin man statue. The sculpture with name L’Homme Qui Marche I or Walking Man 1 which made by Alberto Giacometti (Switzerland artist). This famus sculpture was made in 1961 and finished in 1962. But don’t be surprised about the price. This sculture was sold with the price £ 65,001,250.
Sotheby’s officer hide the identity of the buyer of Walking Man 1. This is three times higher price than other Alberto Giacometti sculpture which had sold around $ 24 million. Namely Standing Woman II. One of the names that appear is Roman Abramovic, the owner of football club in UK. Who bought the painting from the Francois bacon with the price $84 millions.
The owner of this sculture before it auctioned was Dresdner Bank in the early 1980. Why the Walking Man 1 become expensive because this sculpture into the most iconic, rare and the important materpice.
Tete de Femme (Jacqueline), by Pablo Picasso
This painting was sold in christie’s art auction house with the price £ 6,100,000 The interesting about this painting is never shown during 34 years and never auctioned before. And the Christie’s officer also hide the identity of the buyer. This painting told about the portrait of Jaqueline, the second wife of Picasso. Actually Jaqueline had short neck, but in this painting Picasso had a “joke”. He drawing his wife with very long neck.
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Baeur, by Gustav Klimt (Austria)
The masterpiece of Gustav Klimt. One of the famous artist from Austria. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Baeur was made in 1907. This painting was purchased by Ronald S.Lauder with the price is $ 135,000,000.
Garcon a la Pipe, By Pablo Picasso (Spanish)
The other masterpiece of Pablo Picasso. Garcon a la Pipe was made in 1904. With Dimention slightly over 100 cm X 81,3 cm. Used media by oil in canvas. It sold in Sotheby’s New York on May, 2004 with the price $ 104,100,000
Dora with Cat, By Pablo Picasso (Spanish)
Picasso is one of the greatest artist and his masterpiece usually sold with the price millions dollar. Dora with Cat was made in 1941. This painting was sold in Sotheby’s on May 2006 with the price $92,500,000
Portrait of Dr.Gachet, by Vincent van Gogh (Netherlands)
Vincent Van Gogh is also the great artist. He produced high quality of painting. Portrait of Dr.Gachet was made in 1889. This is become phenomenon when the Japanese businessman paid $82,5 million in Christie's auction, New York. This man was Ryoei Saito.
Bal Au Muolin de la Gallet, Pierre Aguste Renoir (French)
As an artist Pierre Aguste Renoir also produce great painting. Bal Au Muolin de la Gallet was made in 1876. And this is become masterpiece which sold at Sotheby's in New York City with the price $ 78,000,000. The buyer is the same with Portrait of Dr.Gachet, he was Ryoei Saito.
There are many great painting which sold million of dollar. I can’t explain one by one. Such as:
- Le Bassin Aux Nympheas by Claude Monet ($80,451,178)
- Bal Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir ($78,000,000)
- Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens ($76,700,000)
- Portrait de l'Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh ($71,500,000)
- Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier by Paul Cézanne ($60,500,000)
- Femme aux Bras Croisés by Pablo Picasso ($55,000,000)
I hope we can see this hub as a knowledge for us. We could appreciate to all kind of art. I think art have the influence in our life. And made this life more colorful.
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