Original article from Arts Beat – The Culture at Large

Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society, New York, via Christie’s | Picasso’s 1932 painting “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust).”

Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society, New York, via Christie’s | Picasso’s 1932 painting “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust).”

A painting that Picasso created in a single day in March 1932, “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust),” sold for $106.5 million, a world record auction price for a work of art, at Christie’s May 04th, 2010. The painting, more than 5 feet by 4 feet, shows Picasso’s mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, both reclining and as a bust. Picasso’s profile can be discerned in the blue background.
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