Go inside the glittering world of the super-rich as art critic Alastair Sooke tracks down the ten most expensive paintings to sell at auction. This film tells the stories behind the astronomical prices of art, and why the world’s richest people want to spend their millions on it.
Sooke enters a world of secrecy and rivalry, passion and power. The documentary features works by Picasso, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Klimt and Rubens; a visit to the art-crammed home of millionaire author Lord Archer; a rare interview with the man at the heart of the sale of the most expensive old master of all time and a glimpse of the world of the Russian oligarchs.
The World’s Most Expensive Paintings an eye-opening view of the super wealthy, and their motivations as collectors of the world’s great art treasures.