Some art pieces are really a mysterious thing to understand and sometimes we don’t understand what can be the artist message by using such a “simple idea” to create a painting that then is sold by millions. Here are some paintings sold for millions and you actually don’t understand why.
The blood-red mirror – $ 1.1 million
“Mirror” was sold for $ 1.1 million. Recognizing the value of the remaining works by Gerhard Richter, it is difficult to understand the value of this. It’s just red paint applied with a slight gradient in the mirror.
“Untitled”, Cy Twombly – $ 2.3 millionThis picture of Cy Twombly sold for $ 2.3 million at Christie’s auction. This work is done with colored pencils on paper, that is about the same, and the same materials, which in kindergarten trying to output the first letter. The oblique glance it looks at how the five-year baby fulfills writing the letter “e”.
White Fire I – $ 3.8 million
White Fire I by Barnett Newman was purchased for $ 3.8 million. “The name” White Fire “- a mystical term originating from the Torah. As such, it is definitely filled with deep spiritual feeling, which Newman tried to give the viewers of his paintings.
Onement VI – $43.84 Million
Onement VI it´s an art painting by Barnett Newman.
The work reached a record price of 43.84 million dollars (34.07 million euros) at an auction held in May 2013 at Sotheby’s in New York. The work shows two rectangles of a vibrant blue, divided by a light blue line.
“Untitled (Yellow and Blue) – $46.5 Million
A Mark Rothko painting sold for $46.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. The Rothko work “Untitled, (Yellow and Blue),” measures 2.42 meters by 1.86 meters (about 8 feet by 6.1 feet) and was completed in 1954.
White center (yellow pink and lavender on rose) – $72.84 Million
White center (yellow pink and lavender on rose)is an abstract painting by Mark Rothko completed in 1950. The work was sold in May 2007 by Sotheby’s to the Royal family of Qatar. The painting sold for 72.84 million.
False Start – $80 Million
The False Start is one of the popular oil paintings of Jasper Johns and was made on a canvas 170.8 centimeters long and 137.2 centimeters wide. The colorful painting has always impressed the people since the time it was released. The magnificent use of varied kinds of colors in painting is most impressive. In year 2006, the painting was sold to the Kenneth C. Griffin, for $80 million.
Orange, Red, Yellow – $86 Million
Orange, Red, Yellow is a 1961 Color Field painting by Mark Rothko sold at Christie’s for $86 Million.
No. 5 – $161.7 Million)
This is a painting by Jackson Pollock on 1948. The painting was done on an 8′ × 4′ sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance.