Modigliani sells for $157.2 mln in New York: Sotheby's
2018-05-16 10:13:00


A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for 157.2 million US dollars in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.

Painted a century ago, Modigliani's masterpiece "Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)" fetched the highest price in Sotheby's history and was the star single lot in the May art auction season in New York.

Modigliani follows Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso as the third highest-selling artist at auction. Da Vinci's Monday's sale failed to eclipse the 170.4 million dollars paid for another Modigliani nude by Chinese collectors Liu Yiqian and his wife at Christie's in 2015.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram