One of his sculptures, "Tête de Caryatide", was auctioned off in Paris by Christie’s for a record price of 43.18 million euros. The "Tête" sold is from 1911-12 and belongs to a rare series of sculptures carved in stone, depicting goddesses of captivating beauty. Almost extraterrestrial images. The artist has freed these forms of female heads from stone blocks found in Parisian construction sites. At night, Modigliani illuminated his works by candlelight, creating a sacred halo around these powerful and enchanting figures.
In New York at Sotheby’s with the nude "Nu assis sur un divan" (La Belle Romaine), painted in 1917, for a record $68.96 million.
At Sotheby’s in New York a "head" of the great author from Livorno was sold at auction for the record figure of 70,725 million dollars.
"Lying naked" was auctioned off by Christie’s in New York and after nine and a half minutes of competition to raise millionaires was purchased for 170,405 million dollars.
The masterpiece "Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)" dated 1917 was sold by Sotheby’s. It’s the most expensive painting ever awarded in an auction of the great British house, as well as the fourth (manca forse la chiusura della frase?) The most expensive piece of art ever, awarded $157 million. It is the largest, in size, of a series of female nudes realized by Modigliani between 1916 and 1919 for the merchant and collector Zborowski, which generated great scandal to the exhibition at the "Galerie Berthe Weill" in Paris, about a century ago. The result is also a record for Sotheby’s as highest price ever reached for a painting. And it makes Modigliani the first artist that passed twice the threshold of 150 millions of dollars in auctions, winning the fourth place among the most expensive works, after Leonardo, Picasso and the Long Museum Nude.