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Picasso goes for record $179 m at auction

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Picasso goes for record $179 m at auction

<p>A Picasso oil painting from 1955 has smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it went for $179.4 million.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Picasso's Les femmes d'Alger Version O is now the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction <a href="http://t.co/0dXOPvZhdS">http://t.co/0dXOPvZhdS</a> <a href="http://t.co/VYzRX7Iz32">pic.twitter.com/VYzRX7Iz32</a></p>— <span class="caps">CNNM</span>oney (@CNNMoney) <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNMoney/status/597921407297658880">May 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Les Femmes d’Alger had been expected to sell for about $40 million, but several telephone bidders at Christie’s auction house drove the price up .</p> <p>The buyer has not been identified.</p> <p>Previously the most expensive work sold at auction was Francis Bacon’s triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” which sold for $142.4 million in November 2013.</p>