The ten most expensive paintings in history

 9) $152.0m “Portrait of Dr Gachet” by Vincent van Gogh

  9 Van Gogh’s portrait of the medic who cared for him in the final months of his life broke records when it was sold in 1990. The portrait was bought by a Tokyo art dealer on behalf of Japanese industrialist Ryoei Saito. However, when Saito died in debt, the painting disappeared into the international art market and its whereabouts remain unknown.