There are paintings and then there are paintings. The ones created by Michaelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali and Andrew Wyeth to name a few can fetch for millions of dollars. Theirs are masterpieces that use techniques that are worthy of praise and well, monetary compensation.
The list of paintings below however got us scratching our heads. They are simple to say the least and lacking in uhm, color. We’re no Da Vinci but we do know how a plain painting looks like, never mind the fact that most of them, if not all, are abstract in nature. But hey, despite this unprecedented detail, these paintings happen to be worth millions and millions of dollars. Perhaps we’re really just not great at deciphering the story behind abstract expressionisms such as these masterpieces.
Apparently, they’re worth a lot of money and people bought them to be part of their private art collections. We’ll stop blabbering on and just show you the paintings that fetched an insane amount of money:
Untitled (Yellow and Blue) by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $46.5 million
Onement by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $43.8 million
Black Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $84.2 million
Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $86.9 million
Blood Red Mirror by Gerhard Richter Cost of Painting: $1.1 million
Concetto spaziale, Attese by Lucio Fontano Cost of Painting: $1.5 million
Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $28 million
Green White by Ellsworth Kelly Cost of Painting: $1.6million
Untitled (Stoffbid) by Blinky Palermo Cost of Painting: $1.7 million
White Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $3.8 million
Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly Cost of Painting: $69.6 million
Judging from the list of paintings, it looks like these artists are now a very, very rich.