He is one of the most famous accursed artists of Parisian bohemia of the 1910s. And his legend is matched only by the rarity of his work. Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920), astonishing portrait painter, sculptor in his spare time, friend of Picasso and Apollinaire, left behind a mysterious work which revolutionized the iconography of women. Regularly, his paintings (especially the nudes) reach auction records. Modigliani, who lived in poverty, is today one of the most expensive artists in the world.