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Picasso Painting Sets Auction Record at $106.5 Million

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

“Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” a 1932 Picasso.(Image Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society, New York,

via Christie’s/The New York Times)

Carol Vogel has written a short article entitled “At $106.5 Million, a Picasso Sets an Auction Record” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times discussing the sale at Christie’s of the painting “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” which Picasso painted in a single day in 1932.  Vogel also touches on the other sales of the event, including two sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, a painting by Edvard Munch and others.  The last time the Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” changed hands, in 1951, it sold for $19,800.  Is it inflation, or is the painting that much better today than it was then?
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