Today, numerous artists can achieve sums in the millions for their paintings.
Although the results are usually still well below the US$ 450 million of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Jesus, even these amounts are in a range that is unimaginable for normal earners. However, purchase prices do not necessarily reflect the fair market value of a work of art - they are often so called speculative or collector‘s prices.
Works of art are always about seeing and personal, subjective perception.
I therefore refuse to talk about a work of art. This is not only „very difficult, but perhaps even pointless“.
Reinhard Fuchs c/o Fuerstenweg Publishing
THE AUTHOR & THE CONTENT of THE BOOK
What do Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh have in common?
Apart from the fact that they were both artists? – Exactly, they have both unfortunately been dead for years ago. These two artists of the century have hardly earned any of the millions, or should I say billions, that their works of art have generated to date.
So now the question arises whether the profit-oriented art market is only interested in works of art from the Middle Ages, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th centuries or whether it is also interested in their contemporaries. Do the prices of works of art only swing into the mil- lions after the artists‘ lifetimes?
Not at all.
A work of art also has nothing to do with language. Thus, all that remains for me is to look at the artworks and I, for my part, am sufficiently occupied with that.There will always be collectors, investors and „buying maniacs“ who will spend tens of millions on contemporary works of art. And it goes even higher. In this book, I present 275 of the world‘s most important and expensive works of art (that were freely available), that have been sold either at auctions or privately worldwide, or they are unsaleable and can be admired in the world‘s most famous art museums.
As sales are not necessarily always made public or image data of the works and artists is not provided, this book cannot claim to be complete.The appendix also lists other works whose images are not available for publication.