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.
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.