Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers: Is it worth $179m?

Pablo Picasso's "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')" (Women of Algiers), which sold for $179.3m (Reuters)

At a staggering $179.3m (£115m), Picasso's Women of Algiers became the most expensive price paid for a single painting sold at auction on 11 May.

Christie's in New York saw several wealthy telephone bidders jostle for the artwork, but why?

Fine art has emerged as an alternative investment...

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Park West CEO Albert Scaglione Weighs In On $450.3 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting

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Park West CEO Albert Scaglione Weighs In On $450.3 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting

November 16, 2017

"Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World), c. 1500, Leonardo da Vinci. Public domain. Image courtesy of Wikimedia .

A bidding war on November 15 led to the sale of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi"...

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Les Femmes d'Alger - Wikipedia

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Eugène Delacroix , The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, 1834. Oil on canvas. 180 × 229cm. Louvre , Paris.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir , Parisiennes in Algerian Costume , 1872. Oil on canvas. 156 × 129cm. National Museum of Western Art , Tokyo. Also inspired by Delacroix's Women of Algiers.

In December 1954, Picasso began to paint a series of free variations on Delacroix's The...

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Modigliani’s Nu couché (Reclining Nude) leads a night of ...

Five world auction records for an artist set in The Artist's Muse sale, as modernist masterpiece sells for second highest price ever paid at auction

Amedeo Modigliani's Nu couché (Reclining Nude), painted in 1917-1918 , led the way on a night of records at Christie's New York, realising $170,405,000 (with buyer's premium) in The Artist's Muse, a curated Evening Sale. In doing so, the modernist masterpiece eclipsed the previous auction record for the artist by almost $100 million and became the second highest price...

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Picasso painting sells for a record $179 million - May. 11 ...

Pablo Picasso would be a happy man if he were alive today.

A painting by the iconic abstract artist sold for a record $179,365,000 at an auction Monday in New York, a Christie's spokesperson said.

The 1955 canvas, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version "O")," sets a new bar for the contemporary art market. Previously, the most expensive art work sold at auction was Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," which went for $142 million in 2013.

Christie's, the auction house that handled the sale, had expected the Picasso to fetch $140 million.

The seller, who...

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