At auction in new York beaten the world record
Bronze figure "Pointing man", made by Swiss master Alberto Giacometti in 1947, became the most expensive statue in the world after the auction at Christie's in new York, she was sold for a record 141,3 million dollars.
The most precious work of art, moreover, was the picture of Pablo Picasso's "the women of Algiers (Version)", which cost own new owner in 179,4 million dollars.
In new York in the bidding process of the auction Christie's "Forward to the past" was set several price records. Thus, the record amount was given for the painting of Pablo Picasso's "the women of Algiers (Version)" - 179,4 million dollars. The most expensive worldwide the sculpture was the work of Swiss master Alberto Giacometti "Pointing man". For her, the buyer gave 141,3 million dollars.
"Pointing man" - a bronze statue in size 177,5 cm, depicting a disproportionately elongated and narrow person, indicate in the space of a hand with pointed finger. The figure was hand painted by Alberto Giacometti, what many critics see its uniqueness.
Experts have estimated the cost of this work of art $ 130 million, but the bidding process, its value has risen even higher and amounted to $ 141,285 million dollars. It was a record amount ever paid for a statue at Christie's auction.
Earlier in the bidding process "Forward to the past" was evaluated only Pablo Picasso "Algerian women (Version)". Art historians have estimated its value at $ 140 million, but in the end her new owner had to part with 179,365 million dollars. This, according to the message of the auction house, was the world record for artwork sold at auction.
Auction "Forward to the past" brought together 35 works of masters of the XIX, XX and XXI centuries. All the auction proceeds 705,858 million dollars, revealed some price records, among them - the most expensive statue and the most expensive work of art in the world.
The previous record belonged to the work of Francis bacon "3: sketch for a portrait by Lucian Freud". It was realized at auction Christie's for 142.4 million dollars. Previously the most expensive painting was considered the painting by Edvard Munch "the Scream", which cost a private owner in 119,992 million dollars.