One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

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President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

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‘Hanging Heart’ (Magenta) by Jeff Koons, which sold for $23.7 million in 2007

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‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ by Picasso sold for €179.4 million

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Not only does unrequited love fuel great art, it seems to enliven and energise those tormented by it. Above, WB Yeats and the object of his unwanted affections, Maud Gonne

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