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Latest Picasso's Blue Period Stories

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.