Posted Thursday, 14 May, 2015 by Sarah John

Isabel on the BBC's 'Get Creative' - Picasso's record breaking painting

Isabel Langtry
Picasso's Petals by Isabel Langtry

Picasso's 'commentary about the world and the human condition'

Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive paintings to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York. That's almost $180m (£115m) once you factor in the auction house's commission.

Isabel H Langtry, sculptor and Principal of Get Creative champions Hampstead School of Art, gives her analysis of Picasso's painting and what he would have thought of the record-breaking sale.

 

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