The special sale is entitled ''The Artist's Muse.'' Modigliani's piece is especially notable as this is the first time a Modigliani piece has been at auction. Christie's has estimated the work will make $100 million or over, with the current record for Modigliani's work standing at $70.7 million.

christies Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (Reclining Nude) 1917-18
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Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie's global president and chief auctioneer, said: "This is quite simply one of the most important paintings I have handled in my long career at Christie's. There are a very small number of masterpieces that we dream of handling: this magnificent Modigliani has always been one of them."

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