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Brazilian art collector Lily Safra said to be Giacometti sculpture buyer

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"Walking Man" by Alberto Giacometti.

The sculpture was in the collection of Dresdner Bank AG. Brazilian London-based billionaire Lily Safra is the buyer of the Alberto Giacometti sculpture that fetched a record 65 million pounds (then $103.4 million) at an auction in London on Feb. 3, 2010 Source: Sotheby's via Bloomberg


Lily Safra, the daughter of Czech father who migrated to Brazil in the early twentieth century, was born in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul.

Lily Watkins Cohen Monteverde Bendahan Safra (Lily Watkins of birth) is a wealthy philanthropist. She has acquired, after three marriages, a considerable fortune, which makes it the 620 ° richest person in the world, according to Forbes in 2005.

Widow of billionaire banker Edmond Safra is a philanthropist and socialite in New York and London, with homes in Geneva and Monaco.