One time someone asked me “What can’t you do Erik? You seem to be able to do a lot of things.”
Well, I answered “Drawing or painting”.
Because I thought it is so difficult for me to do. Bu then, looking at the most expensive painting ever sold, I guess I have to take my statement back… Because all I have to do is spray some paints, on a canvas, become friends with popular people such as politicians, countrymen, actors and actresses, and 62 years later, I’ll get an agressive Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer to sell it for you, which of course after you’re dead otherwise it won’t work. Take a look at the picture of THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING EVER SOLD:
No. 5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. The painting was done on an 8′ x 4′ sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance. It was originally owned by Samuel Irving Newhouse and displayed at the Museum of Modern Art before being sold to David Geffen and then allegedly to David Martinez in 2006.
And here is the list of THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS EVER SOLD:
1. $140 million for No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock (2006)
2. $137.5 million for Woman III by Willem de Kooning (2006)
3.$135 million for Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt (2006)
4. $104 million for Boy with a Pipe by Pablo Picasso (2004)
5. $95.2 million for Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso (2006)
6. $82.5 million for Portrait du Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh (1990)
7. $78.1 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1990)
8. $76.7 million for The Massacre of the Innocents by Paul Rubens (2002)
9. $71.5 million for Portrait de L’Artiste sans Barbe by Vincent van Gogh (1998)
10. $60.5 million for Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier by Paul Cézanne (1999)
So, it’s not Monalisa or any Picasso painting that was sold incredibly expensive because art is all about taste. Just draw or paint, become famous in a good manner, and one day someone will find your painting amazingly stunning and buy it for hundreds of millions. Happy painting…