15 Paintings That Ridiculously Sold For Millions Of Dollars


We’re having a go at being cultured today. Lovers of modern arts are a special breed of people. They are able to see things other people can’t.

For instance, the colour blue is just blue to many of us. But to modern art lovers, it is a blue that evokes the artist’s emotions of longing and sadness, you get my drift.

We have a hard time wrapping our heads around the fact that some of these ridiculous modern arts were sold for millions of dollars, the most recent being of a blue painting with a white line in the middle – that went for $43.8 million dollars!

Don’t just take my word for it! The following are 15 examples of paintings that would be considered junk if they were sold at an ordinary garage sale, but because of their extravagant history, descriptions and estimated value, were sold for millions to the highest bidder:

Blood Red Mirror by Gerhard Richter – $1.1 Million

Concetto spaziale, Attese by Lucio Fontana – $1.5 Million

20th Century Italian Sale
Sotheby’s London – 15 October, 2007
Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
Concetto Spaziale, Attese
signed, titled and inscribed Questo quadro a sette tagli… on the reverse
waterpaint on canvas
Executed in 1968.
Estimate: £700,000 – £1,000,000

Green White by Ellsworth Kelly – $1.6 Million

Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko – $28 Million


Untiled (Stoffbild) by Blinky Palermo – $1.7 Million

Peinture (Le Chien) by Joan Miro – $2.2 Million

White Fire I by Barnett Newman – $3.8 Million

Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly – $69.6 Million

Cowboy by Ellsworth Kelly – $1.7 Million

Blue Fool by Christopher Wool – $5 Million

Riot (1990) by Christopher Wool – $29.9 Million

Onement Vi By Barnett Newman – $43.8 million

Black Fire 1 by Barnett Newman – $84.2 Million

Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko – $86.9 Million

Anna’s Light by Barnett Newman – $105.7 Million

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