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This Painting Just Sold for $170 Million at Christie’s Auction

(DNAIFNO)  Savannah Cox | November 10, 2015 — $170 million can buy you a plane, a couple rollercoasters or the amount of humanitarian aid the US federal government provided to Somalia in 2013 — or it can buy you this Modigliani painting.

On Monday night, Christie’s auction house sold Amedeo Modiglian’s 1917-18 “Nu Couché” ouevre to the Long Museum in China for $170,405,000.

That was the highest price paid for a Modigliani work at auction, and it is one that, according to Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen, is well deserved.

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