May 4th, 2010
09:11 PM ET

Record price puts Picasso firmly into his Green Period

Picasso's “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”

A Pablo Picasso painting fetched $106.5 million at auction Tuesday, a record for any single work of art, Christie's New York announced.

The bidding for the painting – “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” – lasted nine minutes. Eight clients competed for the painting and it was eventually sold to an unidentified telephone bidder, Christie’s said.

The previous record was an Alberto Giacometti sculpture that sold for $104.3 in February. It, too, was bought by an anonymous bidder. The auction occurred at Sotheby’s in London.

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  1. Albert

    I don't think that Picasso gave a damn about who liked his work. He was a true artist, he created for the sake of creation. His work was meant to push the boundaries of human creativity, not to please the masses..... For that, wall decor from Walmart was invented.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AJ

    PICASSO, DIEGO RIVERA, M F HUSSAIN ...3 Greatest of the 20th century !

    May 5, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. AJ

    it's common knowledge that marketing and positioning of the product; helps Sales and Profit...

    May 5, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joe America

    Saying painting must be beautiful is like saying music must only be about love. Ridiculous. Picasso cracked that one wide open over a century ago. Damn. The same people who are still stuck in past decades of music (the Stones...please...) are stuck in everything else, including what could possibly be art, because of nostalgia a.k.a. fear of the new.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
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  6. Isabel Lee

    I use both Picassa and Flickr for sharing photos over the internet but i use Flickr more often than Picassa.:"'

    May 9, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Harvey Morris

    Picassa and Flickr are both great tools for sharing photo online`:.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Wall Hooks 

    both picassa and flickr are good if you want to share pictures online*-:

    October 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mike C

    That is such a wast of money, way over rated I a 10yr old could do the same

    January 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. beatsdrea8

    Hello,glad to know everybody for the very first time! It's good forum, I had been looking for something like this.

    July 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
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