Jackson Pollock’s painting “Number 5, 1948" which sold for around $140 million in a private sale in 2006 is among the most expensive paintings to be sold. Pollock - who was born in 1912 - was an American painter and a prominent figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. He was famous for placing his canvasses on the floor or wall, creating his artwork by simply dripping paint from a can and altering it with objects including sticks and knives.
Pablo Picasso’s painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" 1932 sold for around $106.5 million at Christie’s New York in 2010. Picasso’s colourful masterpiece is said to be the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. It exhibits the abstract and beautiful characters which are common in Picasso’s famous paintings.
This unusual and striking “Badminton Cabinet” sold in 2004 for $36 million at an auction in America. This Florentine ebony chest inlaid with amethyst quartz, agate, lapis lazuli and other stones was named after Badminton in England where it remained for nearly two centuries.