[Graphic News] Under the hammer: Record art auctions

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : May 17, 2018 - 18:34
  • Updated : May 17, 2018 - 18:34

A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.

The exact value of private sales are often not revealed. But a Willem de Kooning painting and a Gauguin were reportedly sold separately for $300 million each in 2015, according to US media. (AFP)