The Economist reports that the buyer of the Brody’s Picasso–Nude, Green Leaves and Bust–also won the bidding for the late Braque painting that was one of the Brody’s prize possessions:
The bidder who bought the Picasso this week also paid $10.2m, another world record, for George Braque’s 1953 “La Treille”. A nice evening’s shopping.
Not only was the work a record for a Braque, it was twice the high estimate for a work that even the auction house considered a difficult sale. So while many critics dismissed the quality of the Picasso, the buyer ends up snapping up a connoisseurs picture in earlier in the same sale.
The Sleeper Awakes (Economist)