Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

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5 Priciest Artworks Ever Auctioned

Pablo Picasso makes 2 appearances

(Newser) - Following the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream , the Guardian takes a look at the other biggest sales of art at auction. The top five:
  1. Edvard Munch, The Scream, $119.9 million.
  2. Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, $106.5 million.
  3. Alberto Giacometti, L'homme qui Marche
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This Picasso Is So Not Worth $106M

Auction bidder was obviously aiming for record, not painting

(Newser) - For the most expensive work of art ever bought at auction, Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" is seriously underwhelming, Blake Gopnik argues, making it painfully obvious that the $106.5 million bid at Christie's Tuesday night was a stunt designed to grab the record. Which is not just... More »

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