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Vincent Van Gogh's Most Expensive Painting | Art Masterpiece
Dawit Abeza
Vincent Van Gogh's Most Expensive Painting | Art Masterpiece

Vincent Van Gogh's Most Expensive Painting?

The first version of Doctor Paul Gachet is Vincent Van Gogh's most expensive painting. The vast majority of Vincent van Gogh's works have been sold during the 80s or before the 90s and at the time, those costs were marvelously high and were breaking records in a steady progression.

We would simply need to hang tight for one of van Gogh's works to be sold currently until we will realize how much worth is there in Van Gogh's artworks.

How much is Vincent van Gogh's most expensive painting?

$152 million dollars, The first version of Doctor Paul Gachet.

 

On 15 May 1990, The Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold by Siegfried Kramarsky Family within three minutes, for an offer of $82.5 million (U.S.) to Ryoei Saito at Christie’s Auction, NY. The Portrait of Doctor Paul Gachet is one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. And the adjusted price in today's market has the portrait valued at $152 million.

The interesting part about the Portrait of Doctor Gachet is that there are two versions of it, both masterfully crafted by Vincent van Gogh.

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The second version of Doctor Paul Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh

 The second version of the portrait was owned by Gachet himself. 

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Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh

The Deal: Sold on August 1, 1989, by a Private Collector of Zurich to Museum of Modern Art, New York through a private deal. For: $58 million or more trade of some other works. Balanced Price: $113 million. Joseph Roulin was the mailman in Arles.

Vincent van Gogh made different pictures of Joseph Roulin and every one of his relatives. Joseph Roulin—who shows up in this composition is shining in his blue uniform against a flower foundation that echoes his rich, whirling whiskers—and he, by the way, was among Vincent van Gogh's most significant companions.

The two lived on a similar road in Arles, in the South of France, where Roulin worked for the postal assistance. Roulin was a passionate communist, energetic in his role of the left-wing of French republican governmental issues. 

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Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

Iris is an oil painting on canvas (71 x 93 cm) made in 1889. It is one of his first works carried out during his hospitalization at the hospital of San Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy in the year preceding his death in 1890.

The Deal: Sold on November 11, 1987, by the child of Joan Whitney Payson to Alan Bond at Sotheby's, New York. For: $53.9 million. Balanced Price: $111.2 million. Most Expensive artwork at the hour of the offer. Called 'the lightning conductor for my illness' by the artist. A straightforward, calorific, and fragile painting of irises. 

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Vase with fifteen sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh

Vase with fifteen sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh

The Deal: Sold on March 30, 1987, by the girl in-law of Chester Beatty to Yasuo Goto, Yasuda Group at Christie's, London. For: $39.7 million. Balanced Price: $84.2 million. Another record-breaker cost at the hour of the deal.

The most costly painting in his Sunflowers Series. He planned to finish his home with these paintings before his dear companion Paul Gauguin came to visit him. Sunflowers series were painted in Paris and Arles.

The series features van Gogh's movement in shading and style. It likewise gives some fascinating connections between van Gogh and another celebrated artist, Paul Gauguin.

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Portrait de I’artiste Sans Barbe by Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait de I’artiste Sans Barbe by Vincent Van Gogh

The Deal: Sold on November 19, 1998, by Heirs of Jacques Koefer to obscure substance for $71.5 million at Christi's, New York. For: $71.5 million.

Balanced Price: $103.8 million. Self-representation portrays the artist with a clean-shaven face. Supposedly, his most popular self-picture.

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A Wheatfield with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh

A Wheatfield with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh

The Deal: Sold in May 1993 by the child of Emil Georg Buhrle to Walter H. Annenberg at a Private Sale. For: $57 million. Balanced Price: $94.1 million. One of the renowned works by the artist. It is a scene from the back windows of his room of the clinic at Arles.

This scene is one of the greatest compositions among Van Gogh's works. It is developed in extraordinary groups that navigate the whole space. The tall dull cypress trees at one side offer an amazing differentiation to the overall horizontals, which they look like in form.

The resistances of warm and cool, the proportioning of parts, the overall stature of sky and earth on the different sides, the even interims which we can gauge on the outline of the removed mountain, twice broken by trees - all these are consummately neat and very much adjusted.

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