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Picasso art inspired by wife sells in New York for $9.3M

Picasso art inspired by wife sells in New York for $9.3M

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1965 Pablo Picasso painting inspired by his wife has sold for $9.3 million at a New York City auction.
Wednesday’s price for “Woman with the Large Hat, Bust” at the Sotheby’s auction house was in line with its pre-sale estimate.
The painting depicts Jacqueline Roque, who married Picasso in 1961. It hung for 50 years in the Manhattan apartment of Patricia Kennedy Lawford, a sister of former President John F. Kennedy. It was sold by Lawford’s estate.
The sale came a day after a record sale for a 1932 Picasso painting of his mistress. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold at a Christie’s auction for $106.5 million, a world record price for any work of art at auction.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.10

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