Painting by Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers" was sold at Christie's auction for $ 179.4 million, thus this became the most expensive work of art, departed to the new owner at auction.
Cloth "Women of Algeria" (Les femmes d'Alger) initially estimated by experts at Christie's $ 140 million. Bidding started at $ 100 million. But in the course of a bitter dispute contenders for the picture, traded by telephone, brought the price down to US $ 179,365,000. Commission auction was 12%. The name of the new owner's paintings, as well as the name of the previous owner of the painting, is kept secret.
We note that the previous record was set in November 2013, when Christie's for US $ 142.4 million. Was sold to Francis Bacon's triptych "Three Studies of Lucian Freud."
The value of the painting "Women of Algiers" that is in fact the only work by Picasso, which is owned by a private person. The artist painted it in 1955 in memory of his friend Henri Matisse, who died a year earlier.