New York Times Profiles Modigliani Buyer Liu Yiqian

November 17th, 2015

Liu Yiqian, via NYTThe New York Times interviews collector and billionaire Liu Yiqian, the buyer of the Amedeo Modigliani that smashed records this past month to become one of the most expensive works sold at auction for $170 million.  “I was on the phone with a girl from Christie’s Hong Kong who was bidding on my behalf, and she kept dropping the phone because she was so nervous,” Mr. Liu he says. “I told her, ‘Why are you so nervous? I’m the one paying, and I’m not even nervous. Just buy it.’  ”Read more at New York Times