Expensive Paintings

This painting “Will you marry me” (1892) by Paul Gauguin sold for 300 Million dollars.   Given the type of paint and brushes that were available then, I find it impressive .  I am also impressed with paintings by van Gogh and others of the time.

What I find puzzling is work by Picasso but I guess that’s just the eye of the beholder.  This painting below is a bit strange to me as well.  This piece by Franz Kline sold for $11 Million.