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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold - Paul Gaugin

Gustav Klimt and Cezanne are now  displaced by Gaugin for most expensive painting. 
Paul Gaugin is now the reigning king of all paintings - a gentleman from Quatar recently paid 300 million for this painting made in 1892. 


Francis Bacon recently sold at auction for a record price of 142 million USD - it was a triptych similar to the one above. 

Picasso held the record for most expensive at 104 million for Garcon a la Pipe sold in 2004. 

For Collectibility, Art dealer, Designer/ Archtiect, Inson Wood hands down chooses Picasso over all others for value - " He is the Warhol of the Masters - no one will ever have his level of PR and prolific abilities." - Inson Wood

Van Gogh purchased for 82.5 million USD. 

The Scream by Edvard Munch holds the record for a Pastel - 119 million 

Jeff Koons hold the record for most expensive living artist by far diplacing Gerhard Richter. 


Lichtenstein remains one of the highest selling pop artists with record breaking sales at auction.

Inson Dubois Wood, a New York City based Interior Designer Architect, who sells secondary market and other off market highly  collectible  still favors pop artists such as Koons, Basquiat, Warhol, and Lichtenstein and even high risk  emerging artists such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Fairey. Grand Masters are great for those who can afford them and hold them - for those who are looking for a faster return the pop-art world is well funded and well supported at auctions - that is by far your best bet for newer collectors. 

Gerhardt Richter is the highest selling painter. 


Art recommended by Inson Wood includes emerging artists.

A project by Inson Wood has art by Leger.

A project by Inson Wood has a fabulous piece by Changall.

A project by Inson Wood displays a fantastic painting by Zox a contemporary of Rothko. 

Picasso is always a favorite on Inson Wood, even prints by Picasso are selling at record prices.