Picasso's Boy With a Pipe set...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2004: Picasso’s Boy With a Pipe set a new world record for the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it soared to $104,168,000 at Sotheby’s. The price, which included the auction house’s commission, easily eclipsed the old mark of $82.5 million set by van Gogh’s “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” which had stood since 1990.