PICASSO PAINTING SETS RECORD AT AUCTION

May 12, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso has set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for more than $179 million.   Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” and was among dozens of masterpieces from the 20th century Christie’s Auctions offered in a curated sale Monday night called “Looking Forward to the Past.”

The previous record was held by a Francis Bacon work “Three Studies of Lucien Freud”, which Christie’s sold in 2013 for $142 million dollars.

 

 

 

 

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