At the “Artsy X Seoul Auction: Mixed Media” sale, this drawing on paper by Pablo Picasso has been attracting a number of bids, slowly approaching its low estimate of $180,000. Originally purchased by Marina Picasso, the artist’s granddaughter, at a 2017 Sotheby’s auction, the charcoal work is one of many graphic masterpieces from Picasso that depicts Francoise Gilot, his lover at the time of completion. The auction doesn’t close until June 24, which leaves ample time for the work’s price to continue to climb; other related pieces have fetched between $150,000 and $250,000. This past May, an oil painting of a similar subject by the artist from 1932 sold at Christie’s for $103.4 million becoming the fifth-most expensive Picasso ever sold at auction.
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