The 10 Most Expensive Paintings On Public Display

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A gallery supervisor poses for a photograph between Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers,1888 (L) and Sunflowers, 1889 at the National Gallery in London January 24, 2014. The two paintings have been reunited in London for the first time in 65 years, and will be on display for three months from January 25.

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Exactly 20 years ago, on the opening day of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, a version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream was stolen from Oslo’s National Gallery. To mark the anniversary of the audacious heist here’s a guide to the ten most expensive paintings currently on public display.

 

Painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Artist Gustav Klimt
Price $155.8m (adjusted for inflation) / $135m (original price)
Where can I see it? Neue Galerie, New York
Admission Adults $20, students/seniors $10 (free 6pm-8pm on the first Friday of every month)
Opening times Thurs-Mon 11am-6pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Contact neuegalerie.org

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Painting The Scream
Artist Edvard Munch
Price $122.2m (adjusted) / $119.9m (original)
Where can I see it? The National Gallery, Oslo
Admission Adults NOK 50, students/pensioners/concessions NOK 30, under-18s free (free admission on Sundays)
Opening times Tues-Weds and Fri 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm (closed Mon)
Contact nasjonalmuseet.no

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Painting Flag
Artist Jasper Johns
Price $118.3m (adjusted) / $110m (original)
Where can I see it? Museum of Modern Art, New York
Admission Adults $25, seniors $18, students $14, children 16 and under free (free admission Fridays 4pm-8pm)
Opening times Sat-Thurs 10am-5.30pm, Fri 10.30am-8pm
Contact moma.org

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Painting Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Artist Pablo Piacsso
Price $114.3m (adjusted) / $106.5m (original)
Where can I see it? Tate Modern, London (on long-term loan from a private collection)
Admission Free
Opening times Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Contact tate.org.uk

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Painting Irises
Artist Vincent van Gough
Price $109.4m (adjusted) / $53.9m (original)
Where can I see it? The Getty Centre, Los Angeles
Admission Free
Opening times Tues-Fri and Sun 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-9pm (closed Mon)
Contact getty.edu

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Painting Massacre of the Innocents
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Price $99.7m (adjusted) / $76.7m (original)
Where can I see it? Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Admission Adults CAD 19.50, seniors CAD 16, students/youths (6-17) CAD 11, children (5 and under) free (free admission Wednesday nights 6pm-8.30pm)
Opening times Tues and Thurs-Sun 10am-5.30pm, Weds 10am-8.30pm (closed Mon)
Contact ago.net

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Painting A Wheatfield with Cypresses
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Price $92.6m (adjusted) / $57m (original)
Where can I see it? The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Admission Adults $25, Seniors $17, Students $12, under-12s go free accompanied by an adult
Opening times Sun-Thurs 10am-5.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Contact metmuseum.org

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Painting Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos, Marquis of Vasto, in Armor with a Page
Artist Titian
Price $88.8m (adjusted) / $70m (original)
Where can I see it? The Getty Centre, Los Angeles
Admission Free
Opening times Tues-Fri and Sun 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-9pm (closed Mon)
Contact getty.edu

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Painting Sunflowers
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Price $82.9m (adjusted) / $39.7m (original)
Where can I see it? The National Gallery, London
Admission Free
Opening times Daily 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm
Contact nationalgallery.org.uk

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Painting Diana and Actaeon
Artist Titian
Price $77.9m (adjusted) / $70.6m (original)
Where can I see it? Scottish National Gallery
Admission Free
Opening times Daily 10am-5pm (6pm in August), Thurs 10am-7pm
Contact nationalgalleries.org

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