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Modigliani Nude Painting Fetches Record $170.4M in NY

A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction. "Reclining Nude'' was sold at Christie's in Manhattan after a protracted bidding battle to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous, according to the auction house.   Considered one of his best known works, the 1917-1918 painting nearly created a scandal when it was first...

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