The ten most expensive paintings in history

4)  $179.3m “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)” by Pablo Picasso

  4 Picasso created a series of 15 variations of Les femmes d’Alger inspired by the French master Eugene Delacroix who in 1834 had painted The Women of Algiers in their Apartment. Version O marks the culmination of the series and has long been considered the most important Picasso in private hands.