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Picasso’s Woman of Algiers Painting Sells For Record £114 MILLION In Nail-biting Auction // Femme De Picasso De La Peinture D’Alger Vend Pour Record £ 114 Millions En Vente Aux Enchères Se Ronger Les Ongles

Picasso’s Woman of Algiers Painting Sells For Record £114 MILLION In Nail-biting Auction    //   Femme De Picasso De La Peinture D’Alger Vend Pour Record £ 114 Millions En Vente Aux Enchères Se Ronger Les Ongles
May 12
02:07 2015

Women of Algiers painting by Pablo PicassoGETTY

Picasso’s Women of Algiers was last auctioned in 1997 – it tripled the expected price

Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) fetched a staggering $179 million on Monday night at Christie’s auction house in New York City.

While the final sale price was actually $160 million, a 12 per cent buyer’s premium means the final total broke the world record.

The identity of the buyer is not yet known.

The vibrant, multi-coloured painting features a scantily-clas woman surrounded by smaller nudes.

Pablo Picasso's Woman of Algiers at Christie's auctionGETTY

The auction was closed after 11 minutes of furious bidding

Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud previously held the record when it sold for $142.4 million in 2013.

The Picasso painting was among two dozen masterpieces from the 20th century Christie’s offered in a curated sale titled “Looking Forward to the Past.”

A work by Alberto Giacometti could fetch $130 million. That could earn it the title of most expensive sculpture at auction.

Last year, Christie’s said its global sales of impressionist and modern art were $1.2 billion, an increase of 19 percent over the previous year.

FRENCH VERSION

Femmes d’Alger de Picasso a été adjugée modifié en 1997, il a triplé le prix prévu
Femmes d’Alger de Picasso (Version O) récupérés unestupéfiante $ 179 millions le lundi soir à la maison d’enchères deChristie’s à New York.

Alors que le prix de vente final a été réellement $ 160 millions,prime de l’acheteur d’un 12 pour cent signifie que le total final a battu le record du monde.

L’identité de l’acheteur n’est pas encore connue.

La peinture dynamique, multicolore dispose d’une femmelégèrement clas entourée de petits nus.

La vente aux enchères a été fermé après 11 minutes d’enchèresfurieux

Trois études de Lucian Freud de Francis Bacon détenaitauparavant le record lorsqu’il a vendu pour $ 142,4 millions en2013.

Le Picasso peinture était parmi les deux douzaines de chefs-d’œuvre du 20e siècle Christie proposés à une vente organiséeintitulé « Looking Forward to the Past. »

Une œuvre d’Alberto Giacometti pourrait aller chercher $ 130millions. Qui pourrait mériter le titre de la sculpture plus cher auxenchères.

L’an dernier, Christie a déclaré ses ventes mondialesd’impressionniste et art moderne étaient $ 1,2 milliards, unehausse de 19 % au cours de l’année précédente.

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