Nightly News   |  February 03, 2010

Sale of Giacometti sculpture sets record

The sculpture "Walking Man 1" fetched $104.3 million at a Sotheby's auction in London. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Money's tight these days, but apparently not at Sotheby's in London where an

anonymous bidder set a big record today: $104.3 million for something called " Walking Man 1," a 60-year-old, six-foot tall bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti . It is the ever -- the largest amount ever paid at auction for any work of art, narrowly edging out the price paid six years ago for Picasso 's " Boy with a Pipe ." When we come back here tonight, a woman who had an idea about how to make the world a better place, starting right in her own neighborhood.