Picasso’s paintings are every collector’s dream and it universally means a fortune to own one of his classics. One such portrait of the revered artist that was curated specially for his muse – Jacqueline Roque is all set to go under hammer at the upcoming sale at Christie’s. The exclusive art work will make an auctioning debut and will sell for an (estimated) pocket shattering figure of $ 30 million.
The precious Femme accroupie was put in place by thy master on October 8, 1954 in his studio at France. Since then the portrait has hardly made a public appearance and has been part of Picasso’s private collection for years at length. The portrait displays a crouching Jacqueline with her arms wrapped around her knees. One can also see the influence of Henri Matisse, through the colorful cutouts and tastefully done patches in the picture. As per Christie’s global president, Jussi Pylkkanen, “it is a museum-quality painting of one of Picasso’s most elegant muses”, and we stand in quite agreement of the same.
Alongside the Jacqueline, Picasso has also curated another famed Femme accroupie that was sold at Sotheby’s last June for $9.3 million along with the Jacqueline assise, that currently lies in the Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain. The much-awaited sale for Picasso 1954 classic will be held at Christie’s headquarters in New York’s Rockefeller Center on November 13th.