10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

Not all of us can appreciate these pictures on the merits and to discover in them the secret meaning. However, the value of these paintings at times reaches transcendent heights, and collectors from around the world gather at the auction to buy liked the painting.

We share with you the 10 works of art that have been sold for tens of millions.

"Orange, Red, Yellow"

Mark Rothko, 1961Ctoimost $ 86, 882 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

The author recommended to look at the product from a distance of 45 cm to the viewer "delayed" in color as the funnel. The artist said: "The audience should cry, looking at them," - and such cases really were. According to the theory of Rothko, at the moment people are living the same spiritual experience, and that he in the process of working on a painting.

"Number 5"

Jackson Pollock, 1948Ctoimost: $ 140 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

The value of the works of Pollock - not as a result of and in. The author does not accidentally called his art "action painting". With his light hand, it has become a major asset of America. Jackson Pollock paint mixed with sand, broken glass, and wrote a piece of cardboard, palette knife, knife, shovel

False start

Jasper Johns, 1959Ctoimost: $ 80 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

Jones worked with real objects, depicting them on the canvas and in sculpture, in full compliance with the original. For his work, he used simple and clear all the items beer bottle, flag or card. The artist plays with the audience though, often incorrectly signing the colors in the picture. "Suprematist Composition"

Kazimir Malevich, 1916Ctoimost: $ 60 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

In the City Museum Amsterdam picture was kept for about 50 years, but after a 17-year dispute with the relatives of Malevich's museum gave her. Look at her best on top: the figures on the canvas resemble view of the ground from the air.

"Sleeping Girl"

Roy Lichtenstein, 1964Ctoimost: $ 44, 882 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

Roy Lichtenstein became known for paintings based on comic books, to which he came in the early 1960s, when he was about 40. The main thing is what he wanted to achieve Liechtenstein - that his paintings look like printed, not created by man. Hence, their main feature - the use of a few typographical colors, black line and the point through which the artist sought the shade and depth of image.

"Painting"

Joan Miro, 1927Ctoimost: $ 36, 824 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

Other title of the painting - "blue star". The artist painted it in the same year, when he declared: "I want to kill painting" - and mercilessly mocked canvases, paint nails scratching, sticking to the blade feathers, covering the work of garbage.

1949-A-No.1

Clifford Still, 1949Ctoimost: $ 61, 7 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

All the works Steele bequeathed to the American city where the museum will be opened in his name. In this city was Denver, but the construction cost the government dearly, and his work has been completed 4 auctioned. "Victory. Boogie "

Piet Mondrian, 1944Ctoimost: $ 40 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

The most "musical" of the artists of the XX century made a living watercolor still lifes. "Branded" neat squares from the use of adhesive tape - Mondrian favorite material.

"Light Anna"

Barnett Newman, 1968Ctoimost: $ 105, 7 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

Cloth "Light Anna" written by Newman in 1968 and named in memory of his mother, who died in 1965, is the largest of the creative heritage of the artist. Its dimensions are truly impressive - 610 and 5 * 275 cm.

"200 soup cans"

Andy Warhol, 1962Ctoimost: $ 70-100 million

10 most expensive paintings of the XX century

In 1960-1962, a number of pictures with the image of cans of soup "Campbell". Initially, "portraits" of soup cans were filled in the art art: "Soup" Campbell ", and since 1962 - silk screen printing:" 32 cans of soup "Campbell", "100 jars soup "Campbell", "200 cans of soup" Campbell ".

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