Can You Guess How Much These Famous Paintings Sold For?

By: Jaclyn lavine

Can You Guess How Much These Famous Paintings Sold For?
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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! 

Salvator Mundi How much did this painting, entitled, "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci sell for?
$3.5 million
$1 million
$5,000
$450.3 million
On November 15, 2017 this famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million! In 2017, this painting was the most expensive ever sold.

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Nafea Faa Ipoipo Can you guess how much the painting titled, Nafea Faa Ipoip (When will you marry?) sold for?
$10 million
$213 million
In 1892, Paul Gaguin painted this beautiful painting. In September of 2014, the painting sold for $213 million.
$10,000
$3 million

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Card Players What price did "The Card Players" sell for?
$8.2 million
$500 million
$250 million
The Card Players is actually a series of paintings made during the early 1890s. This famous painting was painted by Paul Cezanne. This version was sold in 2011 for $250 million.
$4 million

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Interchange Can you correctly identify how much "Interchange" sold for?
$800 million
$20 million
$10 million
$300 million
"Interchange," an abstract landscape scene, was painted by the Dutch artist, Willem de Kooning in 1955. In September 2015, the painting sold for $300 million!

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Irises How much did "Irises" sell for in 1987?
$300 million
$53.9 million
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters of all time. His beautiful painting, entitled "Irises" sold for $53.9 million on Nov. 11, 1987.
$500 million
$80.5 million

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Orange, red, yellow For how many millions of dollars did "Orange, Red, Yellow" sell for?
$1 million
$2 million
$10 million
$86.9 million
Mark Rothko painted "Orange, Yellow, Red" in 1961. On May 8, 2012 the painting was purchased for $86.9 million at Christie's Auction House.

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Number 17A How much did "Number17A" go for in 2012?
$200 million
Jackson Pollock, the famous painter from the abstract expressionist movement, created this painting in 1948. This painting sold for $300 million in September 2015.
$800 million
$2.5 million
$100 million

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Turquoise Marilyn How much was Andy Warhol's "Turquoise Marilyn" sold for in 2007?
$80 million
This iconic blue image of Marilyn Monroe was painted in 1964 by Andy Warhol. On May 20, 2007, the painting was sold for $80 million at a private sale.
$200 million
$3 million
$2.5 million

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A Wheatfield with Cypresses For what price did "A Wheatfield with Cypresses" sell for?
$84.2 million
Van Gogh painted "A Wheatfield with Cypresses" as part of his Wheatifeld series, in 1889. The painting sold for $84.2 million in 2014 at a private sale.
$50 million
$25.2 million
$10 million

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Black Fire I, Barnett Newman How many millions of dollars did the painting, "Black Fire I" sell for?
$45 million
$80.5 million
Barnett Newman painted Black Fire I, oil on canvas, in in 1961. On May 13, 2014 the painting sold for $84.2 million at Christie's Auction house in New York.
$84.2
$60 million

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Suprematist Composition, Kazimir Malevich How much did the painting entitled, "Suprematist Composition" sell for?
$85.8 million
"Suprematist Composition" was painted by Kazimir Malvech, a Russian artist and pioneer of geometric abstraction. The painting was sold on May 15, 2018 to an anonymous buyer for $85.8 million.
$65 million
$32.5 million
$10 million

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Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier, Paul Cezanne Can you guess how much this painting cost?
$25 million
$90 million
$60.5 million
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.
$45 million

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Mark Rothko's No. 10. How much was the painting, "No. 10" worth in 2015?
$10,000
$81.9 million
"No. 10" was painted in 1958 by the Russian-American artist Mark Rothko." Like many of the paintings on this quiz, "No. 10" was sold at Christie's Auction House in 2015 for $81.9 million.
$5.4 million
$60,000

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Wasserschlangen II, Gustav Kimt How much was this stunning painting, "Wasserschlangen II," worth in 2012?
$183.8 million
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.
$50 million
$85.5 million
$60 million

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Green Car Crash What was the price of Andy Warhol's "Green Car Crash" in 2007?
$71.7 million
"Green Crash" by Andy Warhol was inspired by photographs of a real car crash that took place in Seattle. This painting, part of Warhol's Death and Disaster series, sold for $71.7 million in 2007.
$25.5 million
$85 million
$40.5 million

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Meule, Claude Monet How much did Monet's "Meule" sell for?
$35.5 million
$75 million
$100 million
$81.4 million
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.

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Diana and Callisto How many US dollars did "Diana and Callisto" sell for in 2012?
$71.7 million
"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.
$100 million
$85 million
$200 million

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No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) Can you guess how money the painting "No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red)" sold for?
$186 million
The name of this painting sums it up pretty nicely. Mark Rothko painted this oil on canvas in 1951. In 2014 the painting was bought for $186 million in a private sale.
$50 million
$82.5 million
$40 million

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Femme Assise, Pablo Picasso How much did the portrait of Picasso's lover, entitled "Femme Assise" go for?
$18 million
$30.5 million
$63.7 million
"Femme Assise" is a portrait of Picasso's lover. Painted in 1909, the painting sold for $63.7 million on June 24, 2016, at Sotheby's, London.
$80 million

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Andy Warhol's Race Riot What price did "Race Riot" go for at auction in 2014?
$100 million
$250 million
$50 million
$62.9 million
Warhol's "Race Riot" is a part of his collection entitled Death in America. On May 13, 2014, the painting sold for $62.9 million at Christie's Auction House in New York.

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Les Femmes d'Alger How many millions of dollars did "Les Femmes d'Alger" sell for?
$65 million
$85 million
$72 million
$179.4 million
"Les Femmes d'Alger" isn't just a single painting, but an entire series created by Pablo Picasso in 1954-1955. In 2015, the entire collection was purchased by a private buyer for $179.4 million.

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L'Allee des Alyscamps, Vincent van Gogh How much was "L'Allee des Alyscamps" purchased for?
$66.3 million
This painting by Vincent van Gogh sold for $66.3 million on May 5, 2015. The painting illustrated a fall scene set in ancient Roman necropolis.
$35.5 million
$25 million
$80 million

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Zichuan Resettlement Can you guess how much the painting entitled "Zhichuan Resettlement" cost?
$62.1 million
Wang Meng, a Chinese painter during the Yuan Dynasty, created this work of art in the year 1350. On June 4, 2011, the painting sold for $62.1 million.
$80 million
$75 million
$35.5 million

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Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, Georgia O'Keeffe How much did "Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1" sell for in 2014?
$44.4 million
"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.
$50 million
$100 million
$62.5 million

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Woman III What was "Woman III" by Willem de Koonig purchased for in 2006?
$10 million
$35 million
$137.5 million
William de Kooning was an abstract expressionist painter. Kooning painted Woman III as part of a series that was completed in 1953. The painting sold for $137.5 million in 2006.
$80.5 million

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Portrait of Catharina Hooghsaet, Rembrandt Can you guess the 2006 price of "Portrait of Catharina Hooghsae" by Rembrandt?
$90 million
$86 million
$54 million
Rembrandt was a Dutch artist during the 1600s. In June 2015, his "Portrait of Catharina Hooghsae" sold for $54 million.
$150 million

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Spring, Edouard Manet How much was "Spring" purchased for?
$65.1 million
Edouard Manet painted "Spring (Le Printemps) in 1881. On Nov. 5, 2014, his beautiful painting sold for $65.1 million.
$85 million
$100 million
$10 million

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Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat, Vincent van Gogh How many millions of dollars was the painting, "Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat" purchased for?
$80 million
$125 million
$67.5 million
$47.5 million
"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.

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Le Reve What was the purchase price of "Le Reve" ?
$80 million
$65 million
$42 million
$155 million
"La Reve" was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1932. On March 26, 2013 the painting was purchased for a staggering $155 million by a private buyer.

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Triple Elvis, Andy Warhol How much did the painting entitled, "Triple Elvis" sell for in 2014?
$25 million
$35 million
$72.8 million
If "Triple Elvis" could go for $72.8 million, imagine what Quadruple Elvis could go for! Andy Warhol is responsible for this work art which he completed in 1950.
$150 million

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Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh What price did "Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" sell for?
$39.7 million
"Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" by Vincent Gogh set the record for art sales in 1987. The painting sold for $39.7 million and is one of his most famous works.
$150 million
$65.5 million
$80 million

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Darmstadt_Madonna,_by_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger How much was "Darmstadt Madonna" purchased for?
$82 million
$65 million
Hans Holbein is known as the greatest portrait of the 16th century. His painting, "Darmstadt Madonna" sold for $65 million on July 12, 2011.
$75 million
$100 million

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I At what cost was "Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I" purchased for?
$45 million
$75 million
$135 million
"Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I" by Gustav Klimt, sold for a whopping $135 million in 2006. The painting is a portrait of Adele Block-Bauer and was completed in 1907.
$62 million

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Le Bassin aux Nymphéas How much did the painting entitled, "Le Bassin aux Nympheas" sell for?
$160 million
$200 million
$90 million
$80.5 million
Claude Monet painted "Le Bassin aux Nympheas" in 1919. It is part of his famous Water Lilies series. The painting sold for $80.5 million on June 24, 2008 at Christie's Auction House in London.

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Eight Elvises Did "Eight Elvises" sell for more than "Triple Elvis?" How much did it sell for?
$20 million
$75 million
$100 million
"Eight Elvises" by Andy Warhol is an iconic silkscreen of eight overlapping Elvises in cowboy attire. The painting sold for $100 million and was purchased by a private buyer.
$35 million

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Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust How much did "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" cost in 2010?
$150 million
$106.5 million
"Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust" sold for $106.5 million in 2010. The painting is an image of Picasso's mistress Marie-Therese Walter and was completed in 1932.
$68.9 million
$75 million

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Bal du moulin de la Galette How many millions of dollars did "Bal du Moulin de la Galette" sell for?
$78.1 million
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a famous French impressionist artist. "Bal du Moulin de la Galette" was completed in 1876 and sold for $78.1 million in 1990. Imagine what it would sell for today!
$100 million
$115 million
$68.5 million

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Silver car crash (Dual accident) "Silver Car Crash" sold for how many millions?
$105 million
Andy Warhol's "Silver Car Crash" was part of his Death and Disaster series. The painting shows a mangled body in a silver car. The painting sold for $100 million at auction in 2013.
$45 million
$23 million
$75.5 million

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Portrait of Dr. Gachet How much did the "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" sell for?
$72.5 million
$82.5 million
"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.
$220 million
$150 million

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