world record set by Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

I think it is interesting that nudes consistently set records in sales at auction . it says something about the high end world of art collecting. a lot of speculation has been made about this work and this auction over the past few days, I often wonder if the hype over an auction becomes a self fulfilling prophecy where the bidders seek to live up to the hype and create the records that have been the subject of speculation.