Picasso Sells at Record Auction Price By SOUREN MELIKIAN
On Tuesday night, a painting dashed off by Picasso in just one day in 1964 became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction as it rose to $106.5 million. (IHT May6, 2010)
What is the meaning of 'as' in the sentence above?
Probably, when or while, or because. I think all of them are wrong.
Thanks in advance
You're right both times (It's used to 'mean' when, and it makes no sense.) Journalists often use 'as' in this meaningless way. I think it's a shame, but it happens.