A painting of Angel Fernandez de Soto by his friend Pablo Picasso will soon go up for auction at Christies. It is expected to reach $60 million. The proceeds of the sale will go to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
I often get excited when I see new works by an artist that I’ve admired for a long time. Just when you think you’ve seen all their paintings, along comes another one. And it doesn’t even have to be a good quality painting for me to get excited about it.
The good thing about Picasso is that he was very prolific and lived quite a long life, so it would be impossible for anyone to say they have seen all the works by the little Spanish master.
The head of Christies Impressionist and Modern Art, Guy Bennett said “We are thrilled to offer a work of such stature by Picasso in our evening sale this November. The dramatic and intense friendship of the artist and his subject makes this one of the most personal and powerful works from the Blue Period.”
There’s a small review of the painting over at the BBC too.