$179.4M

Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF - Les Femmes d’Al­ger (Ver­sion ‘O’) The New York Times

The record price (R2.2bn) paid by an anony­mous bid­der for a Pi­casso paint­ing at a Christie’s auc­tion in New York on 11 May. The paint­ing, was last on the mar­ket in Novem­ber 1997, when it was sold for $31.9m to a Saudi col­lec­tor, re­ported. A bronze Al­berto Gi­a­cometti sculp­ture was sold for $141.3m (R1.7bn) at the Christie’s sale, an auc­tion record for a sculp­ture.

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