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Old 05-11-15, 09:29 PM
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Picasso Painting Fetches $179 Million in Auction

There are alot of other things in the world that I can imagine spending $179 million on but to each their own I guess...

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Never underestimate the power of pretty women. Pablo Picasso set a record Monday when his 1955 painting of a harem of colorfully dressed women, “Women of Algiers (Version O),” sold for $179.4 million—the most ever paid for a work of art at auction.

The price surpasses the $142.4 million paid two years ago for Francis Bacon’s triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” as well as earlier record of $120 million for Edvard Munch’s tortured “Scream.”

In a dogged contest at Christie’s New York salesroom, the bidding for the Picasso began at $100 million and shot up quickly, with at least four telephone bidders competing for the jewel-tone scene of Cubist-style women lounging at odd angles in a room festooned with lush, striped décor.
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