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

Faces mean a lot as they are expressive and can say a lot of things without uttering a single word. Well 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, highest for the Italian artist till date. Dated between 1910 and 1912, the sculpture depicts the face with almond-shaped eyes and flowing hair, in sync with the artists 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. The sculpture is now owned by an unnamed telephonic bidder.