Modigliani nude painting fetches record $170.4M in N.Y

November 10, 2015 4:54 AM

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NEW YORK -- A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction.

"Reclining Nude" was sold at Christie's in Manhattan after a protracted bidding battle to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous, according to the auction house.

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