A nude by the artist brought in a top price for Sotheby’s, but failed to surpass the auction high of $170 million for a Modigliani in 2015.
An expert for Genoa prosecutors says that 20 of 60 works exhibited last year are fakes, but the owners of the works demand independent appraisals.
Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Gwendolyn Weiner, daughter of the collectors Ted and Lucile Weiner, donated Modigliani’s “Head” (circa 1913) to the museum in honor of her parents.
Despite historic impact, collectors favor other 20th-century movements.
The painting, which shows the artist’s lover and model Fernande Olivier, was last sold at auction in 1973 for about $500,000.
The dealer David Nahmad says whispers won’t force him to give up “Seated Man With a Cane,” a painting at the center of a continuing legal dispute.