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In the Saleroom: Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust


Christie's May 4 Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale achieved a total of $335,548,000.

The star lot of the evening, and the most anticipated work to come to market from private hands in the last decade, was Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a sensuous and stunning masterpiece from Picasso’s celebrated 1932 series of paintings depicting his muse and mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. The painting, from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, sold for a record $106,482,500, breaking the previous world record for any work of art sold at auction. The Evening Sale portion of the Brody Collection also achieved the highest total for a single-owner sale offered at Christie’s New York. (RT: 8:48)

5 May 2010