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Picasso painting sets auction record

By Mike Tyler

May 12, 2015 - A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million.

Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” and Giacometti’s life-size “Pointing Man” were among dozens of masterpieces from the 20th century Christie’s offered in a curated sale titled “Looking Forward to the Past.”

PUBLISHED: 12/05/2015; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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