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Modigliani Nude Sells For $157M At Sotheby's

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Modigliani Nude Sells For $157M At Sotheby's

A nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s on Monday, achieving the 4th-highest price for any work of art at auction but failing to set a new record for the artist.

Sotheby’s had estimated “Nu couché” to sell for in excess of $150 million, which made the 1917 oil painting the highest-estimated work of art in auction history.

That work carried a pre-sale estimate of about $100 million..

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Modigliani Nude Sells For $157M At Sotheby's

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