Pablo Picasso’s Life in Pieces

Pablo Picasso | A Life in Pieces

Learn more about the fascinating life of one of the most influential artists of all time, Pablo Picasso, in this edition of Life in Pieces.

Pablo Picasso | Life in Pieces | Artist's Network

A Love Story Beautifully Captured in a Portrait

Today, May 15, as a highlight of its New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, Christie’s announced in a press release that it is auctioning Picasso’s portrait of lover Dora Maar, Femme assise, robe bleue for a hefty sum. Bidding is estimated to start at $35 million.

The release reports that the portrait, painted on Picasso’s 58th birthday, Oct. 25, 1939, was filled with the “unique character, distortions and tension that mark Picasso’s greatest portraits of Dora; at the same time, there is a tender sensuality present in the organic, curvaceous forms of the face which provides some insight into their relationship.”

Well, artists and lovers of art, now’s your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the greats—that is if you have $35 million to $50 million to spare. In case you need me, I’ll be buying a dozen or so lottery tickets.


**Check out more from the Life in Pieces series:

King Tut’s Life in Pieces

Botticelli’s Life in Pieces

Van Gogh’s Life in Pieces

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