This Picasso Painting Just Set a World Record for Art at Auction: $179 MillionPosted: May 11, 2015
A Picasso painting became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Monday, going for more than $179 million.
Christie’s said “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for $179,365,000. That figure, which the Associated Press reports to include the auction house’s premium, surpasses a Francis Bacon work called “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” that held the top spot, also selling at Christie’s for $142.4 million in 2013.
Picasso painted the work as part of a 15-painting series…(read more)