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US$179m auction record for Picasso

An auctioneer taking bids for the Picasso masterpiece Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O) at Christie's in New York on Monday, which smashed the record for the most expensive art sold at auction.

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TO a medley of whoops, hollers and gasps, Pablo Picasso's 1955 painting Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O) sold for US$179.4 million including fees at Christie's Looking Forward to the Past sale of artworks spanning the 20th century. The price was the highest on record for a work of...

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