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Who says the economy is slow? The posh patrons of Christie’s auction house in New York had no trouble at all spending money on Monday, when they set a new all-time record for the price of a single painting. The winning bid for Pablo Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers (Version O)” was a whopping $160 million, plus commissions that brought the total price to just shy of $180 million!

Click above to watch the squirm-inducing video — because at the very least, seeing these fine folks bid higher and higher will make you feel better about your own impulse buys. Then share this video!

Video via Christie’s.

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