Tags: The Arts, Top 5 Most Expensive, Top 5 Most
Sources: Top 5 of Anything research including: www.christies.com, www.sothebys.com, BBC.
List Notes: Data is most expensive paintings sold at auction.* Figures include the buyer's premium (in auctions, the buyer's premium is a percentage additional charge on the hammer price of the lot). Figures are selling price on the day of auction and are not adjusted for inflation.
*Please note: there are various lists of the most expensive paintings to be found on the internet and Top 5 of Anything has not included private painting sales as accurate figures of private transactions are difficult to completely verify.