(ANSA) – ROME, OCTOBER 24 – Eleven works by Pablo Picasso that adorned the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, were sold at auction at Sotheby’s for a total final price of 110 million dollars, equal to over 94.4 million euros, in the same city as the casinos. They are – writes the BBC – nine paintings and two ceramic sculptures, which include fifty years of activity of the great Spanish artist.
Among the paintings, the famous “Woman with a red-orange cap” of 1938, which portrays the muse and lover of Picasso at the time, Marie-Thérèse Walter, collected the highest price, 40.5 million dollars (34.7 million euros). Another painting, “Man and Child” from 1959, sold for $ 24.4 million. Among the other masterpieces that adorned the Picasso Restaurant of the Bellagio, now owned by MGM Resorts, there was also “Still life with a basket of fruit and flowers” painted in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris, sold for 16.6 million dollars.
The collection of Picasso’s works, which in total includes 20 works, was acquired by the previous owner of the luxury hotel-casino, Steve Wynn. (HANDLE).
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