Petrodollars become a ‘Cezanne’: The Card Players sold for $ 250 million

Until few days ago, Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ was the most expensive painting ever sold. This has changed.
According to Vanity Fair, the Royal family of Qatar paid $ 250 million to acquire Paul Cezanne’s ‘The Card Players’ (not to be confused with the ones at the Metropolitan Museum and Musée d’Orsay).

Qatar’s national collection already includes works by Andy Warhol, Rothko, Damien Hirst, and the list goes on. Petrodollars (and art markets) at work!

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