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New World Auction Record – Picasso’s Canvas Sold for $179 Million

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000

Pablo Picasso’s canvas from 1955 was recently sold at Christie’s auction in New York for a record $179,365,000. “Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”)” painting by abstract artist thus sets a new bar for the contemporary art market. The seller, who bought the painting privately for an undisclosed amount, remains anonymous. The painting was last sold at auction for $31.9 million in 1997.

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000
Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000

Christie’s had expected the Picasso to fetch $140 million, but “Women of Algiers” artwork which is a homage to his good friend and rival, French impressionist Henri Matisse, who passed away a year earlier, obviously exceeded everyone’s expectations.
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.

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000
Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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