Auction House Christie's broke the world record for a piece of art overnight, selling a work by famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso for a massive $179 million U.S dollars, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The 1955 Picasso, titled 'The Women of Algiers' was originally purchased in 1954 as part of a collection of 15 works for $212,000 USD, before being sold off separately. In 1997, the same painting sold for $31 million USD, meaning the anonymous seller just turned a very tidy profit.
'The Women of Algiers' is one of the final Picasso's still in private hands.
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT
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