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2006-06-30 14:13:00

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's foundation will sell a Picasso portrait that is expected to fetch over $40 million at auction, with the proceeds being donated to charity, Christie's said on Friday. The 1903 work from the artist's Blue Period, "Angel Fernandez de Soto," will be sold at Christie's fall auction of Impressionist and modern art on November 8. The haunting portrait of Picasso's close friend, who he met in 1899 in Barcelona and...

2006-05-03 22:30:32

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters)- Picasso's 1941 portrait of his mistress, "Dora Maar with cat," sold for an astounding $95 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, becoming the second most expensive painting in auction history. The vibrant, large-scale work depicts Maar, the surrealist photographer Picasso was romantically involved with for a decade, seated in a chair with a small cat perched on the back. It had been expected to sell for upwards of $40 million, but the winning...

2006-05-03 22:17:47

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters)- Picasso's 1941 portrait of his mistress, "Dora Maar with cat," sold for an astounding $95 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, becoming the second most expensive painting in auction history. The vibrant, large-scale work depicts Maar, the surrealist photographer Picasso was romantically involved with for a decade, seated in a chair with a small cat perched on the back. It had been expected to sell for upwards of $40 million, but the winning...

2006-02-16 12:45:00

By Scott Malone NEW YORK -- A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress Dora Maar that has been in private hands for more than 40 years will be auctioned in New York in May and could raise more than $50 million, Sotheby's said on Thursday. "The portraits of Dora Maar are among the most popular and most important works that he did," Charles Moffett, vice chairman of Sotheby's, told Reuters. "For the better part of a decade she was his muse, his model, his intellectual companion, his intellectual...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.