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Modigliani Painting Sells for Millions in Paris
Portrait of Paul Alexandre, by Amadeo Modigliani, 1911-1912. The painting sold for 13,537,500 euros, or approximately $18.4 million, at a Sotheby's auction in Paris, June 4, 2014. The painting has been in the possession of descendants of Alexandre, a physician who was Modigliani's only buyer until 1914, and has never been sold. The sale is an auction record for a painting by the artist in France.