Modigliani’s Sculpture earns a record $52.8 million Christie’s, Paris


Faces mean a lot as they are expressive and can say many things without uttering a single word. That should explain the interest that art lovers are showing for a sculpted stone head by artist Amedeo Modigliani. It was put under the hammer at Christie’s, Paris, and earned a new record of $52.8 million, the Italian artist’s highest to date. Dated between 1910 and 1912, the sculpture depicts the face with almond-shaped eyes and flowing hair, syncing with the artist’s paintings.

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Originally owned by Gaston Levy for 83 long years, he purchased it in 1927 at an auction at Hotel Drouot in Paris. An unnamed telephonic bidder now owns the sculpture.
[Artdaily]