Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

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Their price and their beauty will take your breath away...

Many of the world’s most beloved and revered paintings hang in museums and are treated as treasures that are literally priceless. For paintings owned by private collectors, their individual worth is most easily determined by the price at which they are most recently sold. Many high-end paintings have been sold for well over $100 million, and that’s not even the cost in today’s dollars after factoring in inflation. From the works of old masters of the 16th-18th centuries to modern pieces from recent decades, these paintings have so inspired people, that they are willing to shell out small fortunes to claim them as their own.

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