Christie earns $13 million on the Picasso classic “Tete de femme (Jacqueline)”


Most of the greatest painters of our times ensure that they make cash registers ring at ever instance that they have! And Pablo Picasso is not a new name in the game. His 1963 painting which has his second wife Jacqueline as a model called as “Tete de femme (Jacqueline)” has earned Christie’s a staggering $13 million. And the amount is almost double its pre-sale estimate, that too after being out of circulation for nearly 30 years!

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The auction house raised a total of $106.8 million from the entire art sales with the second highest earner being Dutch artist Kees van Dongen’s “La Gitane” for a $11.35 million and first under-the-hammer-experience for Russian painter Natalia Goncharova’s “Espagnole” earning a neat sum of $10.25 million.
[Artdaily]