Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) painted so many Buste de Femme that it is difficult for me to tell precisely which went for how much. In 1977, one Buste de Femme by Picasso was sold on auction by Christie's in New York for $330,000. But there are plenty of others "Buste" of which only a part have fetched recorded prices.

For instance, this one below was sold by Christie's for $3.37 million. The one to the left below was sold by Sotheby's in 2005 for $3.15 million. And the one in the middle was sold in 1994 for $1,10 million.

Others Buste fetched prices that I do not know. Any indication from a kind reader or a complacent art dealer would be welcomed. The two Buste below are more ancient. The one to the left (1907) was a study for Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and the one to the right was painted during WW2.

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