Christie's said the painting "caused a scandal" when Modigliani exhibited it nearly 100 years ago at his "first and only" one-man show in Paris.The painting is expected to sell for $140 million.
"Outraged by the content of the show -- which had caused a crowd to form outside the gallery window where one of Modigliani's nudes was openly on display -- the police demanded the immediate closure of the exhibition," said Christie's.
Modigliani was an Italian libertine who died poor, at age 35, but not before he painted a lot of nudes.
A friend sent me a link to a "nu couches" search on Google. None of my images popped up.
I guess I'd sell a print for 140 dollars at this point. If I could.
I don't have internet today. I'm stealing the tenants and the connection is very slow and spotty. I'll see if this will post.
Oh. . . it will take the cable company a day and a half to get a technician out to do repairs. Brighthouse. I hate them.