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Monday, March 7, 2011

Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" at the Tate Modern

The oil painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" (Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur), created by Pablo Picasso in 1932, is on display since this Monday in the new Pablo Picasso room at the Tate Modern, London.

Depicting a sideface of the artist on a pedestal observing the naked figure of Marie-Thérèse Walter, and previously acquired in 1951 by the millionaire constructor and modern art lover Sydney F. Brody and included in Mrs. Brody collection, the painting was sold at Christies New York on May 4, 2010 for $106,4 million ($95 million without commissions and taxes) to an anonymous buyer, setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction, a record still unsurpassed at this time.

This is the first time that "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" is presented to the British public, thanks to the generosity of the anonymous lender.

The top auction results for 2010 can be consulted here.
Photo: PA
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