OLD MASTERS 1 to 50 (NFT-s)
NFT interpretations of the world's most valauable paintings are listed here
by value and, since some rarely sold, also by fame.
The most famous paintings, especially old master works done before 1803, are generally owned or held at museums, for viewing by patrons. Since the museums rarely sell them, they are considered priceless. Guinness World Records lists Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as having the highest ever insurance value for a painting. On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$860 million in 2020.
The earliest sale on the list publised by Wikepedia (Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh) is from March 1987; with a price of £24.75 million (worth £70.1 million in 2020). This sale tripled the previous record, and introduced a new era in top art sales.
Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol are the best-represented artists in the list. However whereas Picasso and Warhol became wealthy men, Van Gogh is known to have sold only one painting in his lifetime, The Red Vineyard, for 400 francs (approximately $2,000 in 2018 dollars) in 1890, to the impressionist painter and heiress Anna Boch. Since his death, prices realised for just nine paintings listed on Wikepedia, when adjusted for inflation, add up to over US$900 million.
Of particular interest to collectors of NFTs, Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple sold Everydays: the First 5000 Days, a collage of 5000 images, was sold for $69.3 million at Christie's in 2021, the highest price paid for an NFT and the third-most expensive work by a living artist.
As for our 'interpretations' of the artworks show here - the point is that they are NOT copies but 'interpretations' of both the subject, visual content and style of the original 'old master' intentionally distorted so as to make a wry comment on the NFT aspect - hence the title of each piece as 'the original title aka-NFT'.
"When Matisse dies," Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s,
"Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is".
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