The painting, angered contemporaries, breaks the auction

The picture that angered contemporaries, breaks the auction of dollars, millions, Modigliani, more Modigliani "when, really, couché"

The masterpiece, which was once censored because of obscenity, has now set a new auction record.
Sotheby's announced that “Nu couché”, written by Amedeo Modigliani, will go under the hammer on May 14 with a pre-sale price of more than $ 150 million - the highest mark in the upcoming auction.
"Modigliani women are frankly sexy, and this outrage was really due to the fact that the appearance of a free woman was disturbing society at the time,"
"They were written during the First World War, when more and more women worked, more and more women lived independently ... there really was a social alarm."
Until now, the first place in price was occupied by “Les femmes d'Alger” (version “O”) by Pablo Picasso (1955), for $ 179 million. “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci, which became the most expensive piece of art in the world when sold for $ 450 million in 2017, had a (relatively) “modest” initial estimate of $ 100 million.
Modigliani first presented his nude series in 1917 at his first and only solo exhibition at the Bert Weil Gallery in Paris.
The exhibition was closed within a few hours after its opening, because the policeman was offended by the pubic hair of the models.
Probably, “Nu couché” will set a record. Speaking at the opening of the painting in Hong Kong today, Simon Shaw, co-head of Sotheby's Impressionism and Modern Art Department around the world, called the painting "Modigliani's great masterpiece."
“This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the best paintings of any artist left in private hands,” he said. “This is definitely the biggest picture Modigliani has ever painted,” said Nancy Ireson, curator of the last retrospection of Modigliani Tate Modern.

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