Former Cab Driver Turned Chinese Celebrity Billionaire Buys New Modigliani For $170.4 Million

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Modigliani just sold a painting for $170.4 million. That gives him a world record, for earning the second highest price ever, for a work of art at an auction.

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Liu Yiqian was the one who bought the painting, now the story on this guy is just crazy. He’s a former cab driver who turned into a Chinese celebrity billionaire. He got his money from having the stock market on lock.

Now he's known for being a famous art dealer. Plus he and his wife own two galleries in Shanghai. This guy is living! What do you guys think about the painting? Share and let us know.


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