Most of our time, most of the greatest painters ensure that they make cash registers ring at every 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 “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!
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 an $11.35 million and first under-the-hammer-experience for Russian painter Natalia Goncharova’s “Espagnole” earning a neat sum of $10.25 million.