Picasso portrait fetches $45m at auction

Dhaka,  Thu,  29 June 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 13:13:15 | Updated : 16 May 2017, 13:13:38
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Picasso's Seated Woman in Blue Dress sells for $45 million

BBC
One of Pablo Picasso's best-known portraits was sold at a New York auction on Monday for $45 million.

Femme Assise, Robe Bleu (Seated Woman in Blue Dress) features one of his many lovers, Dora Maar.

During World War Two, the Nazis seized the painting but were intercepted on their way from Paris to Moravia by French Resistance fighters.

In 2015, Picasso's Women of Algiers sold for $179 million at Christie's - a record for a picture sold at auction.

Seated Woman went to a US collector and six years ago it was sold for $26 million.

Dora Maar and Picasso had an intense relationship for nine years. He painted Seated Woman in 1939, when he was 58 and she was 31.

It is one of the great Picasso portraits of his middle years, inspired - as so often - by love and by powerful sexual desire, BBC arts correspondent Vincent Dowd reports.
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