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Expensive Paintings

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word "expensive"? Take this quiz to find out interesting facts about some of the most expensive works of art in the world.

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The painting "Les Noces de Pierrette" was sold to an Asian Businessman at Binoche et Godeau in Paris, France for $51.65 million on November 30, 1989. Who is the author of the painting?
Pablo Picasso
Pedro Sanchez
Vincent van Gogh
Paul Cézanne


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In 2006, this painting by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt was sold to art collector Ronald Lauder for a record $135 million.
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Dora Maar au Chat
Judith I
The Kiss


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Question 3:

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On May 15, 1990, Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito paid $82.5 million for this painting by Vincent van Gogh at an auction in Christie's New York.
Portrait of Dr. Gachet
The Night Cafe
Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe
The Starry Night


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Who is the author of this famous oil painting purchased by Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet for $76.7 million at a 2002 Sotheby's auction?
Vincent van Gogh
Peter Paul Rubens
Piet Mondriaan
Frans Koppelaar


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"Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier" is a seemingly simple work of art but in 1999 it was sold for the record price of $60,502,500 at Sotheby's, New York. Which of these prominent painters is the author of the painting"?
Peter Paul Rubens
Paul Cézanne
Vincent van Gogh
Salvador Dalí


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Name the author of "Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre ", a famous 1876 painting sold in 1990 for $78 million at Sotheby's in New York City to Ryoei Saito, a Japanese businessman.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Paul Cézanne
Peter Paul Rubens
Vincent van Gogh


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Sold for $95.2 million on May 3, 2006 at Sotheby's, New York, this famous painting by Pablo Picasso depicts Dora Maar, the painter's mistress. The painting also features what animal?
Frog
Cat
Raven
Snake


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Question 8:

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In 2000, this painting from Picasso's Blue Period was sold at auction for more than $50 million.
Femme aux Bras Croisés
The Dance
Marie-Thérèse Walter
Musiciens aux masques


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In 1987, the painting "Irises" by Vincent van Gogh was sold for the record sum of $49 million. Which of these statements about the painting is true?
It remained unfinished because of van Gogh's death.
It was drawn at an asylum.
It was created in the last month of van Gogh's life.
It was van Gogh's last work.


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Question 10:

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The painting "Garçon à la pipe," which was sold for $104.1 million on May 4, 2004 at Sotheby's, New York, was created by Pablo Picasso during which of period of his work?
Synthetic Cubism
Blue Period
Rose Period
Analytic Cubism


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