Picasso’s lover sells for $43 million

A Picasso portrait of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter has sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $43 million.
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Painted in 1932, Picasso’s Femme assise pres d’une fenetre (Woman sitting by a window) was recently sold in London for an impressive $43 million. It depicts the artist’s mistress, Marie-Therese Walter sitting in a black arm chair by a window.

‘We are delighted that this stunning and monumental portrait, which is part of the defining series that introduced his “golden muse” to the public eye, fetched such a strong price,’ chairwoman of Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art department Helena Newman told press. ‘This particular portrait is a striking and notably modern-looking work from one of the artist’s most celebrated periods.’

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