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'Femme nue couchée' is a surrealistic depiction of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter

Iranart:The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting "Femme nue couchée" sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at its auction debut at Sotheby's in New York, the most recent large sale at auction for blue-chip art.

The eight-digit sale price comes a week after Andy Warhol's 1964 silk-screen portrait of Marilyn Monroe fetched $195 million at Christie's, setting a record for a work by an American artist sold at auction.

Auction house Sotheby's had predicted the Picasso painting, a surrealistic depiction of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, to sell in excess of $60 million. Tuesday's price falls short of other portraits of Marie-Thérèse, one of which fetched $103.4 million at Christie's last year.

 

 

 

 

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