It’s not unheard of for a Picasso painting to sell out for millions of dollars, but when it comes to the masterpiece named Women of Algiers, we might be talking about a record-breaker. This particular piece is part of a 15-part collection that was created by the renowned artist between 1954 and 1955, and it will soon be put under the hammer. Experts believe that it could bring in as much as $140 million, which would make it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
The event will be hosted by the world’s largest art business and fine arts auction house, Christie’s, and it will surely attract potential buyers from all corners of the world. When asked about the rising popularity of impressionist and modern art pieces, professor of design history and curatorial studies at The New School, Sarah Lichtman, stated that “they are beautiful, accessible and a proven value … the works epitomize the conservative, moneyed establishment.”