Recently sold for around $179.3 million in an auction held by Christie’s, making it the most expensive painting by Pablo Picasso and also a record price for a painting at any auction. It is the final painting in a painting series called ‘Les Femmes d’Alger‘ which consists 15 paintings in total. This is the ‘Version O’ painting.
Les Femmes d’Alger Series Archive
“Les Femmes d’Alger” by Pablo Picasso is a series of paintings depicting Algiers women in different ways. The series was inspired by Women of Algiers in their Apartment by Eugene Delacroix.
The series consists total of 15 paintings. One of its painting called “The Women of Algiers (Version O) by Pablo Picasso” was sold for approx $179 million in an auction shattering many records and becoming the most expensive painting by the artist.