At the heart of the art world is a massive dichotomy. Artists are stereotypically poor while art collectors are stereotypically rich. Many of the world’s most famous artists struggled to stave off starvation, and today their work is worth millions.
It can be truly jaw-dropping to learn what some paintings are valued at. With this in mind, we created this list of the 15 most valuable paintings in existence today. It’s important to note that the most valuable paintings don’t necessarily change hands that often.
Given this fact we decided to look at the value of each painting after its last sales price is adjusted for inflation.