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4. No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)

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No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) is a painting by the Russian-American Abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko. It was painted in 1951. In common with Rothko’s other works from this period, No. 6 consists of large expanses of color delineated by uneven, hazy shades. The artwork was sold for $186 millions.
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3. The Card Players

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The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. Painted during Cézanne's final period in the early 1890s, there are five paintings in the series. The versions vary in size, the number of players, and the setting in which the game takes place. Cézanne also completed numerous drawings and studies in preparation for The Card Players series. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar for a price variously estimated at between $250 million ($272.0 million today) and possibly as high as $300 million ($326.4 million today).
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2. When Will You Marry?

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When Will You Marry? is an oil painting from 1892 by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. On loan to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland for nearly a half-century, it was sold privately by the family of Rudolf Staechelin to Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, in February 2015 for close to $300 million.
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1. Salvator Mundi

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Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World) by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1500.

On the historic night of November 16th, 2017 at Christie’s in New York, Salvator Mundi was sold for $450,312,500/ £342,182,751 (including buyer’s premium), becoming the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

This stunning price reflects the extreme rarity of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci — there are fewer than 20 in existence acknowledged as being from the artist’s own hand, and all apart from “Salvator Mundi” are in museum collections.

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Here's another fictional character more realistic than Jesus, Alfred E. Neuman by Norman Mingo.
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I didn't think Jesus had time to curl his hair in such a manner being the comic book super hero that he's always been.
I thought he was too busy playing with prostitutes and saving the world.
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very interesting thread.

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This post was edited by Perfumecity at 2018-2-1 15:12

Am I the only 1 that can't read paintings 7, 6 & 4?      
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