Magnier reported to be selling $150m Modigliani nude

Magnier reported to be selling $150m Modigliani nude

The piece, previously owned by casino mogul Steve Wynn, will be the star lot of Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale on May 14 in New York

Irish bloodstock billionaire John Magnier is selling an Amedeo Modigliani nude estimated at $150 million, the most for any work of art at auction this season, according to a Bloomberg report which quoted people familiar with the matter.

The 1917 “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)" depicts a reclining female nude from behind, one leg bent, looking calmly over her shoulder at the viewer - a pose almost identical to “La Grande Odalisque" by Ingres from a century...

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