Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Picasso painting of his muse, $103.41 million, Christie’s

Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932)

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far
By Ken Hall

Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932)Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932), sold for $103.41 million at a 20th Century Evening Sale held May 13th by Christie’s in New York City. Also, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work titled In Case went for $93.1 million; Grace Hartigan’s The Phoenix (1962) achieved $687,500; Lee Krasner’s Untitled (1962) earned $7.23 million; and Joan Mitchell’s Untitled (1977) and Rain (1989) brought a combined $19.012 million. Prices include the buyer’s premium.