The art world is deep and fascinating, creators all over the world daily create thousands of creations, however, only a few of them are real masterpieces, which with amazing speed glorified all over the world. Today we talk about sculpture, and about those works, which today is recognized as the most expensive in the world.
In May 2015 the famous Christie's auction in new York, which broke all conceivable records – sculpture of the famous Swiss master Alberto Giacometti was bought for 141 million. American dollars! And this is as much as 40 millions more, what is the price of the previous record, which, by the way, the sculpture was made by the same craftsman. And So, what is known to collectors all over the world are willing to pay such a hefty amount? Let's look at the ten most expensive sculptures in the world…
The sculpture of the famous sculptor Alberto Giacometti, which was established in 1947 year and went with the most recent Christie's auction for 141 million. dollars. By The Way, "Pointing man" is one of the six existing like statues, which were created in the same period. The creature height 180 cm, the intention of the author, symbolizes the loneliness and precariousness of human existence.
The name of the buyer, which made such an impressive purchase, at the moment, was not disclosed.
2Walking man I
An iconic work by the same author, which is the most recognizable sculpture of the last century. To the "Pointing man", was considered the most expensive, in 2010 year, she has appeared at auction for the first time in 20 year old. Bidding lasted just 8 minutes, during this time, the price of creation has increased five times, then was sold to Brazilian banker's widow Lily Safra.
3For love, Gentlemen
This sculpture is a bright representative of contemporary art – a slightly smaller version of the skull of a European man 18 century. The entire skull is decorated with small diamonds (there are about 8.5 thousand), inserted real teeth, and in a forehead "burn" a huge pink diamond weighing 52.4 ct. Glamorous skull cost the Creator in 14 million. eur, and 2010 year he was sold for 100 million. dollars.
4Head, Amedeo Modigliani
One of the most famous works of the artist and sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani (1910 year), which is still compared with the famous bust of Nefertiti. The "head" much like all of the work of Modigliani and has all the characteristics: an elongated oval face, long thin nose, almond-shaped eyes and small mouth. Known creation was purchased by the collector in 2010 year at auction in Paris for 59,5 million.
5Of balloon dog
Minimalist sculpture by Jeff Koons, in which skillfully embodies the feeling of weightlessness and airiness, although, weight creation is a tonne at the height of three meters. Orange dog created from stainless steel and is one of five such "air" dogs of the author. Was sold at auction for 55 million. dollars, the rest of the creations sold at a lower price.
Vosjmimetrovaya figurine of limestone was created about 5000 years, and found only in the middle of the last century. The creation of the unknown craftsmen of Ancient Mesopotamia for a long time belonged to the famous collector of American, but 2007 year was sold at new York auction for 29.1 million dollars.
7Big head Diego
Another piece of Alberto Giacometti, established in 1954 year, the truth, unfinished because of the death of the author. The bronze sculpture represents the image of the younger brother of Giacometti, which one, he was one of the favorite characters of the author for inspiration and creativity. Was sold in 2013 year for 50 million. dollars.
8Nude female figure from behind IV
Part of a series of "Standing with his back to the viewer», which worked the sculptor Henri Matisse. Considered one of the greatest creations of modernist sculpture of the last century. The height of the figure – 183 cm, weight – about 270 kg. Was initially estimated at 25 million. dollars, but was bought at Christie's for 48,8 million dollars.
9Madame L. P.
Created by the legendary sculptor Romanian-born Constantin Brancusi, who has lived in Paris for about 35 year old. "Madame L. R." is one of his most interesting and famous works, the wooden statue was created by the author in the 10-ies of the last century. B 2009 year was put up for auction, where it was sold for 37,2 million. American dollars, becoming part of the collection of the famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent.
Another creation of Jeff Koons. The stainless steel sculpture represents a bouquet of twisted seven colors, which resemble balloons. "Tulips" was sold in 2012 year for 33.7 million to casino owner Steve Winno.