The moment Picasso's Women of Algiers smashed record
Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m (£115m) at Christie's in New York.
The final price of $179,365,000 includes Christie's commission of just over 12%. The sale took place after 11 minutes of bidding from telephone buyers.
12 May 2015
- From the section US & Canada