The 10 most expensive paintings in the world
As the art world buzzes with the busiest sales week of the year, we round up the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold
Gauguin's depictions of Tahiti as an unspoilt utopia populated with eroticised scantily-clad women have, since his death in 1903 from a morphine overdose, become some of the most sought after collectibles in the world.
So much so, that Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) painted in 1892 is, in fact, is thought to have been bought for around $300 million by the royal family of Qatar.
Drastically under appreciated until after his death, Paul Gauguin is known today for his experimental use of colour and synthesist compositions. Wildly different in style from the contemporary Impressionists, he was a strong source of inspiration for many Modern artists including Picasso and Matisse.