In 2006, media mogul David Geffen sold Jackson Pollockâ€™s masterwork, No. 5 1948, for $140 million. This made Pollockâ€™s work the most expensive painting in modern history, leading a list of the worldâ€™s most highly acclaimed artists. From Pollock to Picasso, Renoir to Van Gogh, famouse fine art fetches an other-wordly price on todayâ€™s market. In celebration of their masterworks and the riches now behind them, here is a list of the 15 most expensive paintings in the world.