Arts & Culture: Talk about your tiger in the woods, indeed! If Pablo Picasso were among us today, tabloid journalists would make careers out of following his off-canvas romantic antics. There may have even been a reality TV show, “Posing for Pablo,” as many of the beautiful women who served as models for Picasso’s paintings also were linked with the artist romantically.
There is an auction upcoming in May by Christie’s that features a 1932-originated work by Picasso, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust.” The painting, a large-scale portrait, has been privately owned since 1951. The model in the painting, Marie-Therese Walter, also was Picasso’s mistress. It was reported by Reuters that Christie’s estimates its sale price to range from $70 to $90 million.
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