|Art - Paintings|
The most expensive painting ever sold is Willem de Koonings "Interchange". Interchange is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch-American abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904–1997). It measures 200.7 by 175.3 centimetres (79.0 by 69.0 in) and was completed in 1955. In September 2015, it was sold by the David Geffen Foundation to Kenneth C. Griffin for $300 million, the highest price for a painting to date. It has been on loan at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the painting, forms appear to be in motion and dynamic, despite the rigid, temporally frozen form of the medium. Interchanged is not portraying any objects or clearly depicting any specific emotion, but rather is meant to evoke a sense of dynamism and motion. He paints this sense of dynamism and motion through his composition, through gestural abstraction, and through forcing movement from the viewer.