Picasso masterpiece depicting his young mistress sells for $139 million at auction

CNN (09/13/2023)
  • Pablo Picasso’s 1932 masterpiece “Femme à la montre” depicting his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter sold for over $139 million at Sotheby’s (NYC), making it the artist’s second most expensive auctioned work.
  • Part of the late philanthropist Emily Fisher Landau’s collection, this vibrant, detailed canvas from Picasso’s prolific year symbolizes his passionate affair with Walter, impacting his art and personal life.
  • The sale was part of a larger auction including works by Rothko, Warhol, and O’Keeffe expected to auction for over $400M.