Friday, May 05, 2006

Picasso’s Mistress with a cat earns 95 Million

Going once, Going Twice, Sold to the russian man in the back for 95 Million dollars . . . (that was reinactment reality may of different)

On May 3, 2006 Southerbys was surprised when they auctioned one of Picasso’s portraits of his mistress, "Dora Maar au Chat" ("Dora Maar with Cat") for US$95,216,000

Sorthby officals were shocked expecting to capture $40,000,000. The room was electrified as the bid climbed and climbed . The winner was a russian man that wishes not to be identified. His paddle No. 1340.

Picasso and Maar meet in January 1936. Picasso was attraacted by her beauty and her fluent spanish. The relationship lasted nearly nine years. He painted the picture in 1941.

The only other art sold for a higher price was another Picasso piece, "Garcon a la pipe," ("Boy With a Pipe"-The Young Apprentice), which sold at Sotheby’s for more than $104 million in May 2004.