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Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings . The earliest sale listed ( Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh ) is from 1987, and more than tripled the previous record price, set only two years before, introducing a new era in the history of high sums of money paid for paintings. The sale was also significant in that for the first time a "modern" painting (in this case from 1888) became the record holder, as opposed to the old master paintings which had always previously held it. The current record price is approximately $ 450 million paid for Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi in November 2017. [1] [2]

The world's most famous paintings, especially old master works done before 1803, are generally owned or held at museums , for viewing by patrons. The museums very rarely sell them, and as such, they are quite literally priceless. Guinness World Records lists the Mona Lisa as having the highest insurance value for a painting in history. On permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$620 million in 2016. [3]

An exceptional case is graffiti artist David Choe , who accepted payment in shares for painting graffiti art in the headquarters of a fledgling Facebook . While his shares were of limited value when he was awarded them, by the time of Facebook's IPO they were valued at around $200m. [5]

Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

Bonhams' Old Master Paintings department has achieved some spectacular results in recent years. We have seen a huge increase in demand from buyers for works of quality by leading artists, particularly if they are in exceptional condition and fresh to the market. In addition to this, increasing numbers of private collectors are turning to this sector, encouraged by its established track record and disenchanted by alternative investments. Recent successes include works by Diego Velázquez, Adriaen Coorte, Lucas Gassel, Pietro Fabris, Vanvitelli, Giuseppe Zocchi and Jan Lievens.

This is a list of the highest known prices paid for paintings . The earliest sale listed ( Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh ) is from 1987, and more than tripled the previous record price, set only two years before, introducing a new era in the history of high sums of money paid for paintings. The sale was also significant in that for the first time a "modern" painting (in this case from 1888) became the record holder, as opposed to the old master paintings which had always previously held it. The current record price is approximately $ 450 million paid for Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi in November 2017. [1] [2]

The world's most famous paintings, especially old master works done before 1803, are generally owned or held at museums , for viewing by patrons. The museums very rarely sell them, and as such, they are quite literally priceless. Guinness World Records lists the Mona Lisa as having the highest insurance value for a painting in history. On permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$620 million in 2016. [3]

An exceptional case is graffiti artist David Choe , who accepted payment in shares for painting graffiti art in the headquarters of a fledgling Facebook . While his shares were of limited value when he was awarded them, by the time of Facebook's IPO they were valued at around $200m. [5]

In art history , " Old Master " (or " old master ") [1] [2] refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An " old master print " is an original print (for example an engraving or etching ) made by an artist in the same period. The term "old master drawing " is used in the same way.

In theory, "Old Master" applies only to artists who were fully trained, were Masters of their local artists' guild , and worked independently, but in practice, paintings produced by pupils or workshops are often included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.

The end date is necessarily vague – for example, Goya (1746–1828) is certainly an Old Master, [2] though he was still painting and printmaking at his death in 1828. The term might also be used for John Constable [2] (1776–1837) or Eugène Delacroix (1798–1868), but usually is not.




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