Lily Safra named as Giacometti buyer

  • February 28, 2010 17:53

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Alberto Giacometti's record-setting "Walking Man I" sold at Sotheby's last month.

Dealers say that London-based billionaire Lily Safra was the purchaser of the record-breaking Alberto Giacometti sculpture "Walking Man I" last month at Sotheby's for 65 million pounds ($104.3 million), the world record auction price for any piece of art.

Bloomberg quotes Philip Hoffman, chief executive of the London-based Fine Art Fund, as saying, "...there are wealthy people out there desperate to buy rare pieces and when something important comes up with a sensible estimate the bidding goes crazy.”

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