What is the most expensive painting ever sold?

The Most expensive painting ever sold was Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, circa 1490–1500. This work of art sold for $450.3 million USD at Christie’s on November 15, 2017.

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, c.1500, oil on walnut, 45.4 × 65.6 cm.jpg

Most Expensive Paintings Auctioned Ever
Name Artist Sold By/Date Price
Salvator Mundi Leonardo da Vinci. Dmitry Rybolovlev, November 2017 450.3 million
Interchange Willem de Kooning David Geffen Foundation, September 2015 300 million
The Card Players Paul Cézanne George Embiricos, April 2011 250 million
Nafea Faa Ipoipo
(When Will You Marry?)
Paul Gauguin Rudolf Staechelin heirs, September 2014 210 million
Number 17A Jackson Pollock David Geffen Foundation, September 2015 200 million
Wasserschlangen II Gustav Klimt Yves Bouvier, 2013 183 million
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) Mark Rothko Cherise Moueix, August 2014 186 million
Pendant portraits of
Maerten Soolmans
and Oopjen Coppit
Rembrandt Éric de Rothschild, September 2015 180 million
Les Femmes d'Alger
("Version O")
Pablo Picasso Private collection, May 2015 179.4 million
Nu couché Amedeo Modigliani Laura Mattioli Rossi, November 2015 170.4 million