A Modigliani nude once considered obscene has sold for more than $157 million (£116 million) at an auction in New York.
Nu Couche (Sur Le Cote Gauche) was said by Sotheby’s to be the greatest
painting from the Italian-born artist’s series of 22 nudes.
Completed in 1917, it was also the largest painting of his career.
Ahead of Monday night’s auction, the painting was given a $150 million
price tag – the highest estimate ever placed on a work of art at