Global president of Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale of Henri Matisse’s ‘Odalisque couchee aux magnolias’ for US$71.5 million during the auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller in New York on May 8. Photo: AP

‘Rockefeller Mania’ sees Picasso painting sell for US$115 million at world-record-breaking auction

Star lot pushes takings from sold-out auction of Peggy and David Rockefeller’s lavish artworks and other treasures in New York to more than US$800 million

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Global president of Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen taps the gavel on the podium for the final sale of Henri Matisse’s ‘Odalisque couchee aux magnolias’ for US$71.5 million during the auction from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller in New York on May 8. Photo: AP
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