A 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso sold on Tuesday night in New York for 106.5 million dollars, a new world record auction price for a work of art, Christie’s announced.
The painting, Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust), has Marie—Therese Walter, the artist’s mistress in reclining and also in a bust. Picasso included his own profile in the blue background.
The auction price topped the record set in February of 104.3 million dollars for a Giacometti sculpture. That work, titled Walking Man I, sold in London at Sotheby’s auction house.