Qataris make Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players world’s most expensive artwork
WE do now know the names of the two men in the painting The Card Players by Paul Cézanne. If their descendants can be identified, they could be due a windfall on account of the artist failing to present the men with a contract stipulating royalty shares and image rights.
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The work has been sold at auction for $250 million (£160 million). It is the world’s most expensive work of art. The ruling al-Thani family of Qatar bought the panting from George Embiricos, a Greek shipping magnate.
There are, however, five versions of Cézanne’s work. You can see them at Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Courtauld and the Barnes Foundation.
What the Qataris plan to do with their portrait is not said. But if it can outsell another poster of a famous card game, they should be happy as dogs in a toilet roll factory…