Adjusted Price Inflation: $263.1
Qatar, known to be the world’s richest nation was reported as the buyer of Cézanne’s The Card Players painting for more than $250 million in 2011. This painting almost doubles the price of the previous record holder for artwork being sold in an auction.
The Card Players painting depicts a pair of Aix-en-Provence farmhands who are engaged in a card game. The masterpiece is part of the 5 series painting created by the famous French painter, Paul Cézanne.
The other 4 paintings were believed to be residing in 4 different fine arts institution, 2 paintings are residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one is at the Courtauld, other one is at the Musée d’Orsay and the last one is residing at the Barnes Foundation.