The 17 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

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Art is subjective and most people can’t understand why certain paintings are so valuable. Whether the work of art was created by a famous painter from centuries ago or by a current modern artist, these paintings top the list of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

1. Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat

Painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, this painting was purchased by Stephen Wynn in 1997 for $63.1 million dollars.

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