Green Period: $179 Million Picasso Sets Record at Auction

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Published on 12 May 2015, 1:10
A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million in New York on Monday night.
"Women of Algiers (Version O)" was part of a sale at Christie's auction house that also featured Alberto Giacometti's life-size sculpture "Pointing Man," which was poised to set a record as the most expensive sculpture sold at auction. Manhattan dealer Richard Feigen said, "I don't really see an end to it, unless interest rates drop sharply, which I don't see happening in the near future."

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