The ten most expensive paintings in history

3) $186m “No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)” by Mark Rothko

  3 Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire, paid $186 million, setting a record for a work by the American painter. However, it is now subject to a legal dispute with Mr Rybolovlev accusing Yves Bouvier, an art dealer, of misleading him about the price.