Most Valuable Abstract Art Pieces Sold at Auction

Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog sold for $58.4 million.

This is the most valuable piece of American art and the most expensive sculpture in the world. It was purchased by Christie’s for a record breaking $58.4 million. If you don’t know what it is – it is a 23 foot high balloon dog. This one is orange stainless steel. It’s one of 5 coloured balloon dog sculptures.

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko sold for $68.4 million. This is an Abstract Art painting that people buy at auctions because of its value and because it is so beautiful, deep, and full of emotion. This was bought for about $3 million and sold for $68.4 million.Red on Red by Mark Rothko sold for $8.8million. The Rothko painting was made in 1958 and featured yellow, maroon red, and green shades.

Jasper Johns Three lags sold for $58.4 million- This is another Abstract Art painting from Jasper Johns, one of his most important paintings. It was bought for about $5 Million and sold for $58.4 million.

Jackson Pollock

Pollock’s Number 5, painted with his spouse Lee Krasner, made with the help of Albers, sold for $140 million. This painting brings in the most money in terms of auction prices because it is a work of art that was made by an American artist who has been honored as a genius. He tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 43. It was bought for $15 million and sold for $140 million.

Rauschenberg Combins sold for $65.3 million. This is another painting by one of the great Abstract Artists of our time, and it is one of a kind because it was painted using crayon. He used a lot of other types of art materials. However, this type of art, combined with cubes, triangles, circles, and other shapes, is something that he can only do.

Koyaanisqatsi film, sold for $194.2 million. This is one of the most valuable Abstract Art pieces ever because it is an American piece of art that perfectly fits into the new age film genre. It was bought for $3.8 million and sold at auction for $194.2 million

Henry Moore’s Mother and Child sold for over $37 million. This is a sculpture by one of the most famous Abstract Artists of our time. Moore was also famous due to his human-size works. For example, one made with paper eventually sold for over $6 million.

Broken Obelisk

Barnett Newman’s “Broken Obelisk” sold for over $43.8 million. This is a 97-inch tall sculpture is made of aluminum. It has been sold at auction for just over $43.8 million

Judith and Holofernes sold for $4.5million. French artist Paul Delvaux made this piece in 1948. It shows a woman who looks like she is just about to chop off her enemy’s head with a sword. The man has been sleeping, and she looks like she has just woken him up to tell him something.

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