Christie’s successfully tested the blue-chip art market Friday with a $421 million live-stream sale that weathered some early glitches to unload nearly everything it had on offer, including a $46.2 million painting of a nude woman by Roy Lichtenstein.
“Nude with Joyous Painting,” from 1994, was only expected to sell for around $30 million, but it became the subject of a nine-minute bidding war and was won by an anonymous Asian collector. Bidders from Asia proved to be a force throughout the sale, ultimately taking home more…
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