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04.12.10 Marina Galperina

“Erotic Scene,” “La Douler,” “The Pain” or, as Gawker commenters call it, PaBLOW Picasso’s BLEW Period painting will be displayed at the Met along with all the rest of their 300+ Picassos. Apparently, the controversy wasn’t about the work’s authenticity or “think of the children!” getting an eyeful of fellatio, but, according to Met curator […]

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03.19.10 Marina Galperina

Christie’s highest European pre-auction estimate is $45-$60 million for Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period portrait of party-boy artist Angel Fernandez de Soto visiting the Green Fairy. Disputed as Nazi loot, the 1903 Picasso brings up the subject of absinthe at Washington Post. Absinthe is “falsely subversive” and “uncool” as of 2009 according to NYT (along with lower […]

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01.26.10 Bucky Turco

Hailed as one the greatest painters of our time, works by Pablo Picasso typically sell for tens and hundreds of millions, unless that is, they’re damaged by clumsy people. A woman who accidentally fell into one of the the famed artist’s paintings at the Met, putting a 6-inch tear in it, just reduced its value […]

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06.09.09 Will Sherman

Last night, a red notebook with 33 pencil drawings by Pablo Picasso was stolen from the artist’s eponymous museum in Paris. Without any signs of break-in or alarm, the $11 million sketchbook was taken from an unlocked case conveniently located in a room without surveillance. |AP| […]

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