Kevin Ching, chief executive officer of Sotheby’s Asia, at a presentation in Hong Kong of Amedeo Modigliani's painting Nu Couché (sur le coté gauche) ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s in New York for US$157 million. Photo: Nora Tam
Kevin Ching, chief executive officer of Sotheby’s Asia, at a presentation in Hong Kong of Amedeo Modigliani's painting Nu Couché (sur le coté gauche) ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s in New York for US$157 million. Photo: Nora Tam
Auctions

Modigliani sells for US$157 million, and it’s only fourth most expensive art piece ever sold

Italian painter’s masterpiece was the star lot of May auction season in New York

Kevin Ching, chief executive officer of Sotheby’s Asia, at a presentation in Hong Kong of Amedeo Modigliani's painting Nu Couché (sur le coté gauche) ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s in New York for US$157 million. Photo: Nora Tam
Kevin Ching, chief executive officer of Sotheby’s Asia, at a presentation in Hong Kong of Amedeo Modigliani's painting Nu Couché (sur le coté gauche) ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s in New York for US$157 million. Photo: Nora Tam
READ FULL ARTICLE