Pablo Picasso’s picture «The sitting woman», written by the artist in 1909, was sold at auction Sotheby’s in London for a record $63.4 million. And, thus, this work became the most expensive to date cloth, ever offered for auction, which, moreover, made in the style of cubism.
Original estimate paintings of “The sitting woman” was about 41 million dollars. According to experts, the artist depicted his or her model lover Fernando and Olivier. The picture was painted in 1909 in Spain in a small village called Horta del Ebro. It is this period of the artist critics called the most active. Interesting! Although Sotheby’s called “The sitting woman” the most expensive painting in the style of cubism, in may 2015, another piece of a famous artist, and in the same art direction, sold at Christie’s for $179 million. It was a painting “The women of Algiers (version O),” written in 1955. Its experts belong to a later period of creativity of the author. Note, Pablo Picasso is the main founder of the direction of cubism, is considered to be the most expensive painter in the world. Incidentally, this is the most expensive painting in this style was considered the work of Joseph Fernand Leger “Lady in blue”, which sold at auction in 2008 for $39.2 millions.