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Picasso Painting Sells at Auction for Record-Breaking $179 Million

Picasso Painting Sells at Auction for Record-Breaking $179 Million

Originally posted 05/11/2015 11:45PM

Christie's New York estimated that Pablo Picasso's 1955 painting "Les Femmes d'Alger (Type O)" would sell for about $140 million. It turns out their appraisers shortchanged the painting by $39 million.

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Mysterious Hidden Portrait Discovered Under Existing Pablo Picasso Painting

UpdatePosted 06/18/2014 07:45AM

Mysterious Hidden Portrait Discovered Under Existing Pablo Picasso Painting

Originally posted 06/17/2014 01:00PM

Scientists and art experts finally know what's beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a hidden portrait of a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

Now the question that conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington hope to answer is simply: Who is he?

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Did a Mom Torch Works by Picasso and Monet to Protect Her Art Thief Son?

Works by Matisse, Picasso and Monet Feared Burned by Art Thief's Mother

Originally posted 07/19/2013 07:30PM

It may be a case of art to ashes – and scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.

A Romanian museum official said Wednesday that ash from the oven of a woman whose son is charged with stealing seven multimillion-dollar paintings – including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet – contains paint, canvas and nails.

The finding is evidence that Olga Dogaru may have been telling the truth when she claimed to have burned the paintings, which were taken from a Dutch museum last year in a daring daylight heist.

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