The Last Word

Who doesn’t love Most Ex­pen­sive lists? If you know of some peo­ple who don’t, here are some con­ver­sa­tion starters that may get them to change their minds.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Contents - By mar­cus yew

The Most Ex­pen­sive Paint­ings

Willem de Koon­ing’s ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ist mas­ter­piece In­ter­change cost global in­vest­ment firm Citadel’s CEO Ken­neth C Grif­fin US$300 mil­lion (S$434 mil­lion). Ed­vard Munch’s The Scream fetched the high­est price at auc­tion, sell­ing for al­most US$120 mil­lion.

The Most Ex­pen­sive Sculp­ture

Al­berto Gi­a­cometti’s 1.8m tall L’homme au doigt (trans­lated to Man point­ing), was sold at auc­tion in May 2015 for US$141.3 mil­lion, be­com­ing the most ex­pen­sive sculp­ture to be sold.

The Most Ex­pen­sive House

A 27- storey skyscraper called An­tilia, si­t­u­ated on Mum­bai’s glitzy Al­ta­mount Road, is val­ued at up­wards of US$1 bil­lion. Its 37,161sqm size means it costs US$2,500 per square me­tre. Which is peanuts to the owner, bil­lion­aire Mukesh Am­bani.

The Most Ex­pen­sive Home on Wheels

This US$3 mil­lion baby is cov­ered in gold and fea­tures a rooftop ter­race, full-length sun­roof, pop-up cock­tail bar, hand-cut wooden floors... need we go on? You can fi­nally take your palace with you wher­ever you go.

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