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Picasso's 'Nude Green Leaves, And Bust' Fetches Record $106.5 Million

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Picasso's 'Nude Green Leaves, And Bust' Fetches Record $106.5 Million

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Picasso's 'Nude Green Leaves, And Bust' Fetches Record $106.5 Million

This is what the most expensive painting ever sold at auction looks like:

Nude Green Leaves, and Bust. Picasso painted it in one day. (AP Photo/Christie's, New York) hide caption

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Nude Green Leaves, and Bust. Picasso painted it in one day. (AP Photo/Christie's, New York)

As NPR's Neda Ulaby says, the $106.5 million that an unidentified buyer paid last night for Pablo Picasso's 1932 work Nude Green Leaves, and Bust means that somebody out there isn't feeling the pinch of hard economic times:

Picasso's 'Nude Green Leaves, And Bust' Fetches Record $106.5 Million

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The previous record for art sold at auction, the Associated Press says, was $104.3 million for a sculpture — Walking Man 1 — by Alberto Giacometti.

We wonder: