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IN PICS: The MOST expensive paintings in the world!

Last updated on: May 4, 2012 14:46 IST

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Edvard Munch's iconic painting 'The Scream', considered one of the most recognisable in art world, was sold for over $119 million (Rs 630 crore), creating a new record for the highest price ever paid for a work of art at any auction.

The auction house did not release the name or any other details of the buyer. The bidder was participating in the auction through phone.

Rediff.com looks at some of the world's costliest paintings.

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Image: Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream' is displayed in the Munch Museum in Oslo
Photographs: Reuters

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Painter: Pablo Picasso, Spain

Painting: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Price: $106.5 million (Rs 564.4 crore)

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Image: Pablo Picasso
Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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Painter: Pablo Picasso, Spain

Painting: Femme assise dans un fauteuil (Woman sitting in a chair)

Price: $29.2 million (Rs 152 crore)

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Image: Guards stand near Pablo Picasso's painting
Photographs: Lee Celano/Reuters

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Painter: Salvador Dali

Painting: Printemps necrophilique (Spring necrophilic)

Price: $16.3 million (Rs 84.76 crore)

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Image: The Printemps necrophilique displayed at an exhibition (inset) Salvador Dali
Photographs: Courtesy: vg.no

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Painter: Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain

Painting: Tete humaine (Human head)

Price: $14.86 million (Rs 77.2 crore)

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Image: A worker stands beside Joan Miro
Photographs: Lee Celano/Reuters

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Painter: Max Ernst, Germany

Painting: Leonora in the Morning Light

Price: $7.9 million (Rs 41 crore)

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Image: Leonora in the Morning Light
Photographs: Courtesy: artinfo.com
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Painter: Paul Gauguin

Painting: Cabane Sous les Arbres (Cabin Under the Trees)

Price: $8.4 million (Rs 43.6 crore)

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Image: Cabane Sous les Arbres
Photographs: Courtesy: paul-gauguin.net
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Painter: Chaim Soutine, Belarus

Painting: Le Chasseur de chez Maxim's (The Hunter at Maxim's)

Price: $9.3 million (Rs 48.4 crore)

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Image: Le Chasseur de chez Maxim's
Photographs: Courtesy: nordonart

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Painter: Jackson Pollock, United States

Painting: No. 5, 1948

Price: $140 million (Rs 730 crore)

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Image: No. 5, 1948
Photographs: Courtesy: artfortune.com

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Painter: Francis Bacon, Dublin, Ireland

Painting: Triptych, 1976

Price: $86 million (Rs 447 crore)

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Image: A visitor looks at Francis Bacon's Triptych
Photographs: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

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Painter: Claude Monet, France

Painting: Le Bassin aux Nympheas (The water lily pond)

Price: $80 million (Rs 416 crore)

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Image: A man walks past Le Bassin aux Nympheas during a preview of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art auction in New York
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Painting: Mona Lisa

Painter: Leonardo da Vinci, Italy

Price: Approximately $720 million (Rs 3,744 crore)


Image: A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting from Madrid's El Prado Museum is pictured at the Louvre museum in Paris
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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