Amedeo Modigliani’s La Belle Romaine sells for £42.7 Million Pounds!

Modigliani’s La Belle Romaine (Nu assis sur un divan) sold for a staggering $68,962,500 (£42.7 Million) at Sotheby’s New York last night, 3rd November. 5 different buyers bidding for the painting drove the price past the $40 Million (£24.8 Million) estimate.

Modigliani la belle romaine

Modigliani's La Belle Romaine.

Simon Shaw, Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in New York, said, “La Belle Romaine is a true icon. Alongside other nudes in the series, she represents Modigliani’s greatest achievement in painting”.

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