Quiz: 99% of people can't figure out the most expensive artwork in the world. Can you?
99% of people can't figure out the most expensive artwork in the world. Can you?
By: Valerie
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About This Quiz

The artwork shown in this quiz is the kind that is protected by top security and covered by hundreds of million of dollars in insurance. If damaged or stolen, the entire world loses a treasure. 

If you love the variety and beauty of art from any era, you'll love taking this quiz. It reacquaints you with modern pieces as well as the classics from the ages. You'll also learn the portion of your nest egg to set aside before you can purchase one of your own. 

From Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, which went for $106.5 million in 2010 to one of the five versions of The Card Players that sold for more than $250 million, the auction price of the most famous paintings can skyrocket from one sale to the next. However, things do happen, such as with the Le Reve painting bought in 2013 by Steven Cohen, one of Wall Street's biggest art collectors. He was originally supposed to buy it in 2006, but its owner, Steven Wynn, the casino magnate, accidentally put his elbow through the canvas so Cohen had to wait seven years for this painting to be repaired! 

Learn more trivia about your favorite paintings while you appreciate the art world, with this historical and eye-pleasing quiz. 

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