Can You Guess How Much These Famous Paintings Sold For?
By: Jaclyn lavine
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About This Quiz
Have you ever dreamed about owning one of those paintings you saw at the Louvre or the Metropolitan Museum of Art? For the average person, the amount of money that some people are willing and able to spend on famous works of art is just staggering. Most famous paintings are owned by museums and are rarely if ever sold. But a few make it to auction and private sales where they can sell for hundreds of millions of dollars. In 1987, one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings sold for $39.7 million. Setting a new standard for the amount of money a painting by a famous artist could sell for, Van Gogh's work of art changed the art sale game completely.
This quiz will test your knowledge on the most expensive paintings ever sold! The works of art on this quiz were painted by the most famous artists that ever lived. Van Gogh, Picasso and Warhol are the most represented artists here, but there are many artists who have sold their paintings for millions of dollars posthumously.
This quiz is for the art aficionado, the world traveler, the museum lover and anyone who thinks they can guess how much a person is willing to spend on a particular work of art. Are you that person? Then challenge yourself by taking this quiz now!
This painting, entitled "Diedeau, Curchon el Compitier" is a simple yet stunning still life. Paul Cezanne painted this masterpiece in 1894, and it is the most expensive still life ever to sell at auction. The painting was sold in 1999 for $60.5 million.
How much was this stunning painting, "Wasserschlangen II," worth in 2012?
One of the most expensive paintings ever sold, "Wasserschlangen II," by Gustav Klimt sold for $183.8 million in 2012, Klimt is renowned for his beautiful depictions of the female body, and "Wasserschlangen II" is no exception.
Claude Monet's "Meule" was part of a series of paintings entitled "Haystacks." This particular painting, completed in 1891, is of a stack of grain in the sunlight. The painting sold for $81.4 million on Nov. 16, 2016.
How many US dollars did "Diana and Callisto" sell for in 2012?
"Diana and Callisto" was painted by the Venetian artist Titian sometime between 1556 and 1559. In 2012, the painting was purchased by the National Gallery and the National galleries for around $71. 7 million.
How much did "Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1" sell for in 2014?
"Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1" was painted by Georgia O'Keefe in 1932. O'Keefe was inspired by the natural world, as is depicted in this particular painting. The painting sold for $44.4 million in 2014.
How many millions of dollars was the painting, "Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat" purchased for?
"Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat" may sound boring, but it is actually a beautiful work of art created by VIncent van Gogh. The painting was completed in 1890 and most recently sold for $47.5 million in 1997.
How much did the "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" sell for?
"Portrait of Dr. Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million in 1990. It was acquired by Ryoiei Saito, a Japanese buyer who is known for his purchase of fine art. The image is of Dr. Paul Gachet, the man responsible for taking care of Van Gogh before his death.