Christie's Day 2: Post-war and contemporary art
NEW YORK (AP) — After a night in which Christie's sold a painting of a sexy nude for $170.4 million, the auction house returns with iconic works by Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and Lucian Freud.
Tuesday's sale includes "Brigadier" by Freud with a $30 million pre-sale estimate. It's a portrait of Andrew Parker Bowles, the former husband of Camilla Parker-Bowles, now the wife of Prince Charles.
Monday's sale totaled $491 million and set a number of new artist records at auction.
Amedeo Modigliani's "Reclining Nude" joined the ranks of nine other works that have exceeded $100 million at auction. The buyer was the Long Museum in China.
Pablo Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" sold at Christie's in May for $179.4 million. It remains the highest sum ever paid for an artwork at auction.