RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with an update on the Picasso painting said to have cost the artist his marriage. It depicted his young mistress partly nude, and it sold for $40 million, double the low estimate. That buying frenzy was fueled, perhaps, by the flames of passion fanned by the auctioneer. He highlighted the illicit affair first revealed by the painting. The artist, said the auctioneer, could no longer repress the creative impulse his lover inspired.
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