Picasso Sale Breaks Records

Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust went for $106.5 million at Christie’s last night, exceeding pre-auction estimates and earning the title of most expensive art ever

Some people are unimpressed.

“Despite the high figure, the event feels a bit ho-hum,” writes Holland Cotter in The Times. “The sales price is, relatively speaking, just a notch up from the $104.5 million that Sotheby’s got for a Giacometti sculpture in London in February.” Picasso Sale Breaks Records