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What Makes a Picasso Painting Worth $179 Million?
Simply put, Les femmes d’Alger, (Version “O”) is the most significant Picasso from the latter half of his career that is still privately owned—and thus able to be purchased. As Brooke Lampley, international director of Christie’s Impressionist and modern department, told Artsy, “Of the 15 works dedicated to this subject, this is the most fully realized, detailed, and compact one.” It comprises all the influences present throughout his career in one canvas. Resplendent with colors and textures, it perfectly synthesizes Picasso’s formal experiments from the early part of his career with the attraction to sensual female forms that dominates the latter portion of his oeuvre. Women of Algiers (Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)) was sold last night at Christie’s New York to an anonymous phone bidder. Since the identity of the buyer has not yet been released, and with all 10 top ten lots seeing bidding by new collectors, it’s possible that the buyer is, according to Christie’s President Jussi Pylkkänen, a relative newcomer to art collecting.
Salvator Mundi is a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci dated to c. 1500. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored, and included in a major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12. It is one of fewer than 20 known works by Leonardo, and was the only one to remain in a private collection. It was sold at auction for $450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie’s in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.