Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, 1884-1920, was an Italian painter and known for portraits and nudes in a modern style. Nine novels, a play, a documentary, and three feature films have been devoted to his life. In 2010, an oil painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani was sold for more than $68.9m at an auction in New York. Modigliani's previous auction record was 43.2m euros, set earlier in 2010 in Paris. Another Amedeo Modigliani painting —Jeanne Hébuterne (au chapeau) —sold for $19.1m. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.