Picasso portrait of Marie-Thérèse to sell for $55m at Christie’s New York this May

Pablo Picasso’s 1932 Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse) (Woman Sitting Near a Window), a portrait of his teenage lover and “golden muse” from a critical point in his career, will be featured in Christie’s newly rebranded 20th Century Art Evening Sale in New York on 11 May, with an estimate of $55m. “1932 was…

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Tapestry replica of Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece Guernica removed from United Nations headquarters after 35 years

A tapestry depicting Picasso’s epic painting Guernica, which for 35 years had hung outside the entrance to the Security Council at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, has been removed and returned to its owners, the Rockefeller family. The work was commissioned in 1955 by the diplomat and philanthropist Nelson A. Rockefeller, who requested…

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