May 05, 2006

whatz in a painting

Was simply amazed at the news that the Picasso Portrait of Lover was sold for $95.2 Million at Sotheby's. The 1941 ``Dora Maar au Chat'' transforms the visage of his glamorous girlfriend into a female Shrek.
Thought this was tooooo much and googled for more info.

But to my utter disbelief, found the recent sale was only the second highest and the world's most expensive painting was again from Picasso. In 2004, a 1905 masterpiece 'Garcon a la Pipe - or Boy with a Pipe' was sold for a whopping $104 Million.

Did somebody say I'm joining a painting class right away ;-)

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