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Picasso auction in US nets $4.6 mn


New York, Nov 4 :

A “Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur” auction in New York brought in $4.6 million for close to 100 works by the Spanish painter.

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
The event took place Monday in Sotheby’s auction house.

Among the 97 works of art up for sale, two sold for more than $500,000 each, one of them being a portrait titled “Jeune fille, d’apres Cranach le Jeune, II”, created with pieces of different-coloured linoleum in 1958.

Four years later, Picasso – using the same technique created “Femme au chapeau a pompons et au corsage imprime”, which sold for $509,000 at the auction.

The collection also included “Femme aux Cheveux Verts” (1949), a series of eight lithographs Picasso created of his lover and muse Francoise Gilot in various poses. It sold for $437,000.

The ceramic work titled “Tipode (Alain Ramie 125)” was sold for $131,000.

According to the auction house, the collection “illustrates the artist’s wide ranging iconography”.

Sotheby’s Tuesday will focus on two other works by Picasso – “Homme Assis” valued at $12 million and “Les enfants”, which is estimated to be worth $7 million.