A Stroke Of Good Fortune: Picasso Painting Sells For $179M
Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" sold at auction for $179 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.By Christine Slusser | May 12, 2015
This piece of art called "Women of Algiers (Version O)" by Pablo Picasso was sold Monday at auction house Christie's for an astonishing $179 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.
If Picasso were alive today, he'd probably be a very happy and very rich man.
The previous record-holder was a work by Francis Bacon called "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," which was also sold at Christie's for about $142 million.