Picasso Breaks Another Art World Record

Picasso, “Women of Algiers (Version O),” 1954-1955. Oil on Canvas

Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) has beat out Francis Bacon’s triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud to become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction, breaking an art world record. Bacon’s triptych sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s in November 2013 and Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) sold for $179 million at Christie’s this past week.

Women of Algiers, once owned by the American collectors Victor and Sally Ganz, was inspired by Picasso’s fascination with the 19th-century French artist Eugène Delacroix. It is part of a 15-work series Picasso created in 1954-1955 designated with the letters A to O. It has appeared in several major museum retrospectives of the artist.

MORE ON PABLO PICASSO:

View our Pablo Picasso inventory here: Pablo Picasso Inventory

Please visit our Art Education page here: Masterworks Fine Art Gallery Art Education

Suggested Picasso artworks:


  • Visage Grave Noir (Black Engraved Face), 1953
    Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso Ceramics
    SOLD
    W-5486

  • Nature morte au citron et un pichet rouge (Still Life with Lemon and Red Pitcher), c.1955
    Pablo Picasso
    Original Hand Signed Color Aquatint for Sale
    REQUEST PRICE/SUBMIT BEST OFFER
    W-6107

  • Visage de faune (Faun’s Face), c. 1970s
    Pablo Picasso

    REQUEST PRICE/SUBMIT BEST OFFER
    W-6102

  • Le Vieux Roi (The Old King), 1963
    Pablo Picasso
    Hand Signed Color Linocut for Sale
    SOLD
    Item # 6094

  • Vase au décor pastel (Vase with Pastel Decoration), 1953
    Pablo Picasso

    REQUEST PRICE/SUBMIT BEST OFFER
    W-6056

  • Still Life, 1952
    Pablo Picasso
    Madoura square dish of white earthenware clay with decoration painted in glaze (grey, white) and black patina
    SOLD
    Item # 5894

,

Raisonne Title

< ?php if (get_field('reference') !="") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('dimension') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('edition') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('series') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('printer') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('publisher') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('style') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

Artist< ?php the_field('artist_name'); ?>

Title:< ?php the_title(); ?>

Reference< ?php the_field('reference');?>

Medium:< ?php the_field('medium'); ?>

Sheet Size< ?php the_field('dimension'); ?>

Edition< ?php the_field('edition'); ?>

Series< ?php the_field('series'); ?>

Printer< ?php the_field('printer'); ?>

Publisher< ?php the_field('publisher'); ?>

Style< ?php the_field('style'); ?>
x

Inquire

To inquire about this particular artwork, please fill out the following form:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
x
Shipping Informatoin

Custom Packing and Insured Shipping
Expert custom packaging and insured shipping guarantees the safety of your work and the security of your investment while in transit.
We typically ship using FedEx, as they assume full insurance for door-to-door transit of your artwork. We charge actual shipping and insurance costs, plus the cost of the packing materials. We never charge a handling fee. Feel free to contact us for shipping quotes. Should you opt to use a shipper other than FedEx, we ask that you please notify us prior to shipping. Please note: shipments to California residents are subject to local sales tax.

Masterworks Fine Art Gallery schedules shipping for our clients. Works can be shipped via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days), 3-Day, 2-Day, Standard Overnight or Priority Overnight shipping. Purchases typically ship within 3 days of payment clearance. We ship daily, Monday – Friday. Special delivery arrangements can be made, if needed.

x

Submit Best Offer.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
x