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Infographic: The Most Expensive Pieces of Art

Claire Roper

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is that in actual cash? Ultimately, a painting is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Still, if the piece has historical, cultural or critical importance, the value of a painting will skyrocket.

With that in mind, we’ve looked at some of the most expensive pieces of art, detailing how much they’re worth and why the buyers thought so highly of the works.

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  • Yasha Wallin

    Interesting the price comparisons they make - not sure if I'd opt for a trip to the moon or a Jackson Pollack if I had that kind of money.

    • Diana Ahrens

      i wish they had presented them in ascending order - by the time i went from "a trip around the moon" to "125k iphone 5s" i was thoroughly unimpressed.