A painting by the iconic abstract artist Pablo Picasso sold for a record $179,365,000 at an auction Monday in New York, a Christie's spokesperson said.
The 1955 canvas, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version "O")," Sets a new bar for the contemporary art market.
Previously, the most expensive art work sold at auction was Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," Which went for $142 million in 2013. Ref. CNN
The last home that Picasso lived in: L’antre Du Minotaure - The Den Of The Minotaur.
Unprecedented study of Picasso's bronzes uncovers new details. Scientists have completed the first major material survey and study of the Musee national Picasso-Paris' Pablo Picasso bronzes using portable instruments. They used the instruments and a database of alloy 'fingerprints' to non-invasively analyze a group of 39 bronzes and 11 painted sheet metal sculptures, revealing new details about the modern master's art. Source 5t.
Research team uncovers hidden details in Picasso Blue Period painting. Scientists have used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso's painting 'La Miséreuse accroupie', a major work from the artist's Blue Period. The researchers found images connected to other works by Picasso as well as a landscape -- likely by another Barcelona painter -- underneath Picasso's painting. Source 3s.