Vintage Quotes Vintage Quotes January 29, 2015 Alexander Van Berg Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol, 1963. In 2008, it was sold for $100 million to a private collector, making it the 16th most expensive painting ever sold, adjusting for inflation. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. Claude Debussy Possibly my favorite painting, The Starry Night by the incomparable Vincent van Gogh, circa 1889. Van Gogh would paint the masterpiece one year after cutting off his own ear. Currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA, it is not for sale. Estimates for the extremely iconic painting range from $100 million to priceless. The Card Players by Paul Cézanne, circa 1894 – 1895. In 2011, one of the five versions of the painting was sold to the royal family of Qatar for between $250 million and $320 million. This makes it the most expensive work of art ever sold.