A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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The San Francisco MOMA opened in 1935 under the name the San Francisco Museum of Art. It was the first museum on the West Coast of the United States to be entirely devoted to 20th-century art . The word “Modern” was later added to the museums title in 1975.