Picasso Does it Again at Auction
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Pablo Picasso's mistress sold for just over $95 million last night. Well, not the mistress--she's passed on--but rather her portrait. Dora Maar With Cat was auctioned off at Sotheby's in New York--kick starting the spring auction season. The hefty sales price is the second highest on record for a painting sold at auction. The highest? One hundred four million dollars, paid for another Picasso: Boy With a Pipe.
This is MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.