Ursula Ucicky decided to privatize Gustav Klimt's masterpiece Wasserschlangen II, which had once belonged to Jenny Steiner. Sotheby's sold the picture for $ 120 million net. Her remaining Klimt images brought Ucicky into a private foundation Vienna - Rudolf Leopold, the great collector who died in June 2010, missed a picture, a very decisive picture. It is called Wasserschlangen II, Gustav Klimt painted it between 1904 and 1907.
It is believed that it is a portrait of Ginevra de 'Benci, which would explain the representation of the juniper behind him. In fact, it is also known as Portrait of a young woman before a juniper, although the other name is now more common.
3. Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa is an oil painting on poplar wood made by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century. This painting is often regarded as one of the most famous painting in the world and only a few other works of art are the center of attention, study, mythology and parody.
4. Nu couché
Nu couché is a painting by Amedeo Modigliani from 1917. It was painted in 1917 in oil on canvas 92 inches wide and 60 inches high. The face of the long stretched-out young woman with her almond-shaped eyes.
Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are two paintings by the Dutch painter Rembrandt, painted independently for the couple's wedding. They have always been preserved and exhibited together, and are now jointly owned by the Netherlands and France.
Salvator mundi or Savior of the World is the title of a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The oil painting depicts Christ as Savior of the World and dates back to the 1500's. With a sales value of $ 450.3 million reached at Christie's in New York on November 15, 2017, this is currently most expensive painting ever to be auctioned.
7. A Wheatfield with Cypresses
Wheatfield with cypresses is a painting by Vincent van Gogh. There are three versions of the painting, all three painted in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1889, during the period that Van Gogh stayed there in the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. One of the three is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a second in the National Gallery in London. The third has a smaller size and is privately owned. Moreover, there is a drawing made with a reed pen. This is located in the Van Gogh Museumin Amsterdam.
8. Adele Bloch-Bauer II
The Triptych of the Uffizi is a painting tempera on panel of Andrea Mantegna, dating to 1460 and stored in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The work is composed of three panels gathered only in the nineteenth century, whose real cohesion as a triptych is questioned by many art historians. It is about the Ascension of Christ (86x42,50), the Adoration of the Magi (76x76,5 cm) and the Circumcision (86x42,50 cm).
10. Bal du moulin de la Galette
11. Dora Maar au Chat
13. Garçon à la pipe
Interchange, is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch-American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. It measures 200.7 by 175.3 centimetres and was completed in 1955. It was one of de Kooning's first abstract landscapes, and marked a change in his style under the influence of fellow artist Franz Kline.
16. La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Château Noir
17. Le Rêve
Le rêve (The dream) is a painting by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso painted in 1932. It is made using the technique of oil on canvas and is cubist style. The painting, whose measurement is 130 x 97 cm, represents a woman who lies asleep, in an armchair with her head thrown back and her face split in two. The model of the painting is Marie-Thérèse Walter.
Les Femmes d'Alger (The Women of Algiers) is a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso from the period late 1954 / early 1955. The latest version of Les femmes d'Alger (version O) was auctioned again in May 2015 in New York for about $179 million at Christie's. A new record price for paintings was achieved, which was set in November 2017 by the auction of the painting Salvator mundi by Leonardo da Vinci.
Masterpiece is a 1962 pop art painting by Roy Lichtenstein that uses his classic Ben-Day dots and a speech balloon.
Two central figures absorb attention sitting on the floor on a simplified background with bright, flat colors. They are two Tahitian women located in different planes. The first one dressed in a traditional-colored sarong and a white blouse, and behind her sits a woman dressed in a closed pink missionary-style outfit. The gesture of his raised hand asks for attention.
21. No. 5, 1948
No. 5, 1948 is a painting by the American artist Jackson Pollock. With a reported purchase price of $140 million, it has long been considered the most expensive picture of all time. The picture was painted in the style of Action Painting, a direction of Abstract Expressionism, on a fibreboard.
22. Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)
It is now one of the most expensive paintings in history. The "Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)" of the Italian Amedeo Modigliani, painted in 1917, was auctioned Monday, by the company Sotheby's, 157.2 million dollars (about 130 million euros). The sale, which had a guarantee of an amount that Sotheby's refused to disclose, started at $125 million (about 105 million euros). It was only a handful of raises, all by collectors who participated in the event over the phone, to end at 139 million dollars (about 117 million euros) with a final price of 157.2 million including fees and commissions included.
23. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
25. Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe
The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a painting by Gustav Klimt (1907), which was purchased for $135 million, in June 18, 2006, at a private sale, by billionaire Ronald Lauder. Klimt took three years to complete this painting. Forming a square 138 cm square, it is painted on a canvas with oil paint, as well as gold and silver, which showcase the refined and complex ornament as found in German Art Nouveau, the Jugendstil.
27. Portrait of Dr. Gachet
28. Portrait of Joseph Roulin
29. Reclining Nude With Blue Cushion
30. Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
31. The Card Players
The card players is the title of a series of paintings by the French painter Paul Cézanne. The pictures show men playing cards at a table. In the first half of the 1890s, five different sized versions of the motif were created, which differ among other things in the number of persons depicted.
32. The Red Vineyard
The red vineyards near Arles is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, made in Arles at the beginning of November 1888. It was one of the very few works that Vincent sold while alive, although not the only one, as has been frequently claimed.
33. The Scream
34. Three Studies of Lucian Freud
35. Woman III
Woman III is a painting by Willem de Kooning from a series of 6 paintings with a female theme. Made in two years, from 1951 to 1953. In November 2006, this painting was sold by David Geffen to billionaire Steven A. Cohen for 137,500,000 dollars, becoming the third most expensive painting sold on that date.
36. Young Girl with a Flower Basket
Young Girl with a Flower Basket is a Pablo Picasso's painting in 1905 from his Rose period. It was painted at a key phase in Picasso's life, as he made the transition from an impoverished bohemian at the start of 1905 to a successful artist by the end of 1906.
37. Anna's Light
Anna's Light is one of the most expensive painting by the artist Barnett Newman in the year 1968. In October 4, 2013 this painting sold by DIC Corp. in a private sale for $105.7+ million ($113.7+ million Adjusted Price).
38. Eight Elvises
39. Number 17A
In 2015, it was sold by the David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $200 million.
The painting depicts a naked woman languidly sleeping outdoors and is lying on a white sheet and pillow topped by a red velvet cloth, against the background of an open landscape. The hill that is seen with houses of the right side is very similar to the one of Noli me Tangere of Titian.