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Picasso’s £70m mistress masterpiece smashes art auction world record

A Picasso painting of one of his mistresses today sold for £70.3million ($106.5million) — a world record price for any artwork sold at auction. The 1932 Nude, Green Leaves And Bust, which had a pre-sale estimate of £46 million-£59million, was sold to an undisclosed telephone bidder at a Christie’s impressionist and modern art auction in New York. The sale — equivalent to £21,537 for each square inch of the artwork — surpassed the £65million paid for Giacometti’s L’Homme Qui Marche at Sotheby’s in February. The previous highest price for a Picasso was $104.2 million for Boy With A Pipe (The Young Apprentice) sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 2004. The painting, a large-scale depiction of Pablo Picasso’s mistress Marie-Thérèse…

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Hitler sketches

Hitler sketches that failed to secure his place at art academy to be auctioned Drawings believed to be those that Adolf Hitler submitted in a failed attempt to gain entry into the Vienna Academy of Art are to be auctioned. And a distinguished emeritus dean of art has studied them and said that today they would be considered only up to “moderate GCSE standard.” Some have speculated that Hitler’s rejection from art college helped shape his character in later years. He believed that it was a Jewish professor who had rejected his application to study at the academy. The works consist of nudes, human figures, various objects and landscapes including buildings. Most are dated 1908 – the year he was…

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