Can You Guess How Much These Famous Paintings Sold For?

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Jaclyn Lavine

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How much did this painting, entitled, "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci sell for?

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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Can you guess how much the painting titled, Nafea Faa Ipoip (When will you marry?) sold for?

In 1892, Paul Gaguin painted this beautiful painting. In September of 2014, the painting sold for $213 million.

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What price did "The Card Players" sell for?

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.

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Can you correctly identify how much "Interchange" sold for?

"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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How much did "Irises" sell for in 1987?

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.

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For how many millions of dollars did "Orange, Red, Yellow" sell for?

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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How much did "Number17A" go for in 2012?

Jackson Pollock, the famous painter from the abstract expressionist movement, created this painting in 1948. This painting sold for $300 million in September 2015.

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How much was Andy Warhol's "Turquoise Marilyn" sold for in 2007?

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.

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For what price did "A Wheatfield with Cypresses" sell for?

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.

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How many millions of dollars did the painting, "Black Fire I" sell for?

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.

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How much did the painting entitled, "Suprematist Composition" sell for?

"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.

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Can you guess how much this painting cost?

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.

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How much was the painting, "No. 10" worth in 2015?

"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.

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How much was this stunning painting, "Wasserschlangen II," worth in 2012?

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.

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What was the price of Andy Warhol's "Green Car Crash" in 2007?

"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.

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How much did Monet's "Meule" sell for?

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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How many US dollars did "Diana and Callisto" sell for in 2012?

"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.

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Can you guess how money the painting "No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red)" sold for?

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.

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How much did the portrait of Picasso's lover, entitled "Femme Assise" go for?

"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.

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What price did "Race Riot" go for at auction in 2014?

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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How many millions of dollars did "Les Femmes d'Alger" sell for?

"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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How much was "L'Allee des Alyscamps" purchased for?

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.

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Can you guess how much the painting entitled "Zhichuan Resettlement" cost?

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.

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How much did "Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1" sell for in 2014?

"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.

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What was "Woman III" by Willem de Koonig purchased for in 2006?

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.

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Can you guess the 2006 price of "Portrait of Catharina Hooghsae" by Rembrandt?

Rembrandt was a Dutch artist during the 1600s. In June 2015, his "Portrait of Catharina Hooghsae" sold for $54 million.

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How much was "Spring" purchased for?

Edouard Manet painted "Spring (Le Printemps) in 1881. On Nov. 5, 2014, his beautiful painting sold for $65.1 million.

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How many millions of dollars was the painting, "Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat" purchased for?

"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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What was the purchase price of "Le Reve" ?

"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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How much did the painting entitled, "Triple Elvis" sell for in 2014?

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.

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What price did "Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers" sell for?

"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.

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How much was "Darmstadt Madonna" purchased for?

Hans Holbein is known as the greatest portrait of the 16th century. His painting, "Darmstadt Madonna" sold for $65 million on July 12, 2011.

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At what cost was "Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I" purchased for?

"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.

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How much did the painting entitled, "Le Bassin aux Nympheas" sell for?

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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Did "Eight Elvises" sell for more than "Triple Elvis?" How much did it sell for?

"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.

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How much did "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" cost in 2010?

"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.

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How many millions of dollars did "Bal du Moulin de la Galette" sell for?

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!

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"Silver Car Crash" sold for how many millions?

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.

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How much did the "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" sell for?

"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.

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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! 

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