The royal family of Qatar bought the most expensive painting

Qatari royal family has expanded his collection of fine things Paul Cezanne painting "The Card Players." During her ruling dynasty of Qatar has paid $ 250 million - the highest price ever cast for a work of art. The previous record set of the famous American abstractionist work of Jackson Pollock's "Number 5, 1948", which was sold at Sotheby's in 2006 for $ 140 million. Details sensational purchase became known only now, despite the fact that the transaction is finished in 2011. The painting was bought privately from the Greek shipowner George Embrikosa. According to Vanity Fair, the tycoon has decided to sell his painting shortly before his death. Top dealers offer for work of Cezanne to $ 220 million, but the government of Qatar to easily killed this bet, offering a quarter of a billion dollars. The painting "The Card Players" is one of five works of the post-impressionist series. The other four are in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Courtauld Gallery in London and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.


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