The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens, featuring more than 100 works – many of them from the artist's early years.
Abstract paintings depicting the female form by Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger are expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars at auction when they go under the hammer next week.
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The show begins with the Blue period, marked by the artist's frequent travels between Paris and Barcelona, discovering the possibilities of avant-garde expressionisms while still under the more classic influences of his father, an art teacher.
At its focus will be a large number of paintings and drawings from the years 1900-1906, described as a critical period in the artist's career.
A rare Picasso believed to be a self-portrait created when he was under threat of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp is expected to fetch US$70 million at auction, Christie's said Friday as the work went on view in Hong Kong.
"Young Girl with a Flower Basket" is expected to be sold for between US$90 million and US$120 million.
One of Picasso's most unsettling paintings returns to Paris on Friday more than a century after he painted it here, as a taster for what is being billed the art "sale of the century".
The leading work of the week was a 1937 portrait of Picasso’s young muse and lover Marie-Therese Walter that fetched 49.8 million pounds, surpassing the presale estimate at Sotheby’s.
The main subject of the piece, Marie-Therese Walter, was the Spanish painter's 'longtime lover and muse', but the looming figure of Dora Maar, whom he met in 1936, emerges in the shadows behind Walter.
The painting is expected to sell for approximately $50 million.
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