London Art News previews art exhibitions in London and reports on anything of special interest in the visual arts worldwide, from ice sculpture to body painting.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Yesterday in New York Christie’s sold Amedeo Modigliani's Nu couche (1917-18) for a record $170,405,000, the second highest price ever achieved at auction for a work of art. How times have changed. When Modigliani first showed this oil painting in Paris, it drew a crowd to the gallery window and the local police ordered the exhibition to be shut down immediately (CLICK).