Eleven Picasso paintings were sold at auction on Saturday, for more than $100 million

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Eleven Picasso paintings were sold at auction on Saturday for more than $100 million by Sotheby. The auction was held at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, where the works had been on display for years. The highest price was fetched by the 1938 painting “Femme au beret rouge-orange” of Picasso’s lover and muse Marie-Therese Walter, which sold for $40.5 million. Portraits “Homme et Enfant” and “Buste d’homme” sold for $24.4 million and $9.5 million respectively. The buyers’ names were not disclosed. The restaurant will continue to display 12 other Picasso works. The auction took place two days before the 140th birthday of the Spanish artist on Oct. 25. Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France.

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Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. Much of Picasso’s work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. Picasso became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art. He was born on 25 October 1881, in the city of Málaga, Andalusia, in southern Spain.