Hamad bin Jassam was the buyer of Picasso’s “Les femmes d’Alger,”- paid $179.36 million

Les femmes d'Alger (Version "O") by Pablo Picasso has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it goes under the hammer with a $179,365,000 sale price

Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”) by Pablo Picasso has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it goes under the hammer with a $179,365,000 sale price

The mystery buyer of the world’s most expensive painting was , paramour Sheikha Mozah , Former Qatari Prime Minster Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani .

Picasso, Les Femmes d’Alger, which sold last week for $179m (£115m) at Christie’s New York  was bought by a mystery phone bidder who well eclipsed the expected sale price of £90 million.

Source said: “The painting almost certainly will not go on public display in Qatar because of the nudity, even though it is a cubist work.”

A billionaire in his own right, Hamad bin Jassam was Prime Minister of Qatar from 2007 to 2013 and has also served as chief executive of the Qatar Investment Authority.

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani

Paramour Sheikha Mozah , Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber,former Qatari Prime Minster

The group, one of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds, has huge stakes in the football team Paris Saint-German and companies such as VW and Porsche.

Although the painting might not be able to be displayed in Qatar, it could land in England as the billionaire has homes in London having bought three apartments in the capital for an estimated £119 million to meet his mistress

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger

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