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One of Picasso's Greatest Masterpieces Going to Auction

Art collectors will have a unique opportunity come June 21, when Sotheby’s London auctions an early Picasso portrait. Painted in 1909, Femme Assise is rumored to be inspired by his lover and model Fernande Olivier. Ahead of his time, Olivier is represented by Picasso in angular gold, silver, green, and bronze shapes and is considered one of the hallmark pieces that ushered in the revolutionary modern style now known as Cubism. Femme Assise has been in private hands since 1973, when it was first sold by Sotheby’s for £340,000 – which is about $497,000 at today’s exchange rate.

Jackie Bryant

www.jackiebryantwriting.com Jackie is the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe.com. Her freelance work has appeared at Afar.com, Harper's Bazaar, The Infatuation, and Locale Magazine. Her favorite vices are peaty alcohol, rich textiles, far-flung hotels, and all food from any part of the world that can be found in a dumpling-like format. She can usually be found hanging out in her current homes of San ...(Read More)

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