Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani’s ‘Nu Couche (sur le cote gauche)’, on show before Monday’s auction, when the painting was sold for US$157.2 million at Sotheby’s New York – a record price for the auction house. Photo: AFP

Iconic Da Vinci, Modigliani and other expensive paintings you need to know about

Artist’s painting, bought on Monday for US$157.2 million, was fourth highest price paid for artwork – but what other paintings were sold for enormous sums?

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Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani’s ‘Nu Couche (sur le cote gauche)’, on show before Monday’s auction, when the painting was sold for US$157.2 million at Sotheby’s New York – a record price for the auction house. Photo: AFP
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