Recently, auction houses seem to have be winning on all fronts. A new record was set for an artwork sold at auction ten days ago in New York when Les femmes d’Alger, a 1955 painting by Picasso, went for a whopping 179.36 million dollars to the former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassem. In less than five days, Christie’s and Sotheby’s earned nearly 2.2 billion dollars, another record.
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