Abstract expressionist artists' retrospectives are in demand and their paintings are selling for high prices at auction. Yesterday, a Mark Rothko painting made a record for the most amount a contemporary painting has sold for at auction, around $87 million. The buyer is anonymous. Other artists of this era are also fetching high prices. Recently, Jackson Pollock's Number 28, painted in 1951 sold for $23 million.
Rothko's Orange, Red, Yellow 1961
Pollock's Number 28 painted in 1951
Meanwhile, here are some pics of the palettes of famous French painters via the website La Boite Verte.
Vincent Van Gogh