Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Picasso and Giacometti Artworks Top $120 Million Each at Christie’s Sale - NYTimes.com

To a medley of whoops, hollers and gasps on Monday night, Pablo Picasso's 1955 painting "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')" sold for $179.4 million including fees at Christie's "Looking Forward to the Past" sale of artworks spanning the 20th century. The price was the highest on record for a work of art sold at auction, the company said, and was well over its estimate of $140 million.

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