The Card Players sells for £158.4m

The Card Players sells for £158.4m

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

It's not often that the world of fine art reaches the pages of Bluff Europe but one painting in particular has certainly piqued our interest.

The Card Players by post-impressionist Paul Cezanne has recently been bought by the Qatari royal family for an eye watering £158.4m, comfortably beating the £88.7?million paid for Jackson Pollock’s No 5, 1948.

Victor Wiener, a fine-art historian told Vanity Fair, "$250 million is a fortune. But you take any art-history course, and a 'Card Players' is likely in it. It's a major, major image."

Tags: Painting, The Card Players, Cezanne