Monday, March 7, 2011

World's most expensive painting goes on show in UK

The painting being hung up at Tate ModernThe world's most expensive painting ever sold at auction is going on show in the UK for the first time on Monday.

The work, called Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, was painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso and is based on his muse, Marie-Therese Walter.

The painting, which was sold in New York last year for $106.5m (£65.5m), will go on display at the Tate Modern in London.

Tate director Nicholas Serota: "This is an outstanding painting by Picasso."

"I am delighted that through the generosity of the lender we are able to bring it to the British public for the first time."

Mr Serota said: "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust is one of the sequence of paintings of Picasso's muse, Marie-Therese Walter, made by the artist at Boisgeloup, Normandy, in the early months of 1932. ...

via BBC News - World's most expensive painting goes on show in UK.

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For the first time, the world’s most expensive painting has gone on display in the UK. Picasso’s work called Nude, Green Leaves and Bust reached the highest ever price when it went to auction last year achieving £65.5m. The owner has never revealed their identity.

Worlds Most Expensive PaintingPicasso painted the picture of his muse, Marie-Therese Walter in 1932 and is one of a series based on her. He met her in 1927 when she was a model and she went on to become his mistress. He didn’t begin painting her image until four years later but she was to inspire him to some of his greatest works. She died four years after Picasso in 1977.