$250m The Card Players by Paul Cezanne
Oil rich Qatar broke the world record for the most expensive painting ever sold when it purchased by the post Impressionist Paul Cezanne’s The Card Players. The Gulf state, who is likely to display the painting in the Qatar National Museum, acquired the painting last year from George Embiricos, a Greek shipping magnate. The amount paid was disclosed last only week.
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.