Picasso. Still raising eyebrows. Still raising the bar. Still a powerhouse.
Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” sold at auction in 2013 for $142 million. A mere two years later, this figure incredibly seems almost anemic. That is, when pitted against the May 11, 2015, Christie’s NY, auction of Picasso’s “Les femmes d’Alger (Version O),” 1955 for $179,365,000. This marks a new world record for any work of art sold at any auction.