Discussed on a much lower level was the sale of the most expensive sculpture ever auctioned at the same Christie's event. Alberto Giacometti’s “Man Pointing,” sold at Christie's on May 11 for a record-breaking $141.3 million.
While Cohen had elected to remain an anonymous buyer, it did not stop multiple sources close to him from confirming Cohen's record-breaking purchase -- adding to his collection of artwork worth an estimated $1 billion.
"Man Pointing" is one of 6 casts made by Alberto Giacometti. Four are currently housed in museums, while the others are in private and foundation collections.
This is the second piece the hedge funder owns by the artist. In November of 2014, Cohen bought Giacometti’s 1950 sculpture “The Chariot,” for $101 million at a Sotheby’s auction.
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