Everyone, to some extent, appreciates art. Whether you are a season-pass holder at your local museum or a casual observer, paintings and other works of art have impacted your life in one way or another. Not only is art societally-meaningful, it is also very lucrative.
The paintings on this list have all been auctioned off for eight or nine figures, selling for numbers that look like the monthly revenue of companies like Apple and Google. Chances are, you’ll recognize some of the artists’ names on this list, as their pricey paintings have remained iconic images throughout the centuries.