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Picasso_Fillette-a-la-corbeille-fleurie-1-146x350 Pablo Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905) sold for $115.1 million at a large auction this week.  Take a look at this interesting article about some famous and beautiful pieces that sold for record prices.

 

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Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” (1917-18). Credit via Christie’s

Amedeo Modigliani’s “Nu Couché” (1917-18). Credit via Christie’s

“A painting of an outstretched nude woman by the early-20th-century artist Amedeo Modigliani sold on Monday night for $170.4 million with fees to Liu Yiqian, a former taxi driver turned billionaire art collector, in a packed sales room at Christie’s. It was the second-highest price paid for an artwork at auction.”

“The sale propelled Modigliani into the $100 Million at Auction Club, whose members include Picasso (three times), Bacon, Giacometti (three times), Warhol and Munch.”  Read the New York Times article here.  Fascinating!

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