An auctioneer gestures during the bidding of Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for nearly $179.4 million, making it set a world record for artwork at auction during a sale at Christie's Rockefeller Center in New York. Photo: AP

Billionaire’s art expert slams attack on Chinese collectors buying Western masterpieces

News website had suggested Chinese collectors buying foreigners works like a new form of the 19th-century opium trade

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An auctioneer gestures during the bidding of Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for nearly $179.4 million, making it set a world record for artwork at auction during a sale at Christie's Rockefeller Center in New York. Photo: AP
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