Picasso's granddaughter to sell $290million collection of her grandfather's works
With pieces dating back to 1911 expected to be sold
Marina Picasso, who famously published a book accusing her famous grandfather of destroying her childhood, has put at least seven pieces of his rare art up for sale. The special offering includes a 1921 painting called Maternite for $50m, his 1911 Femme a la Mandoline for $60m, and a 1923 portrait of his first wife, Portrait de femme (Olga), for $60m.
The French villa in Cannes called 'La Californie', was Picasso and his second wife's Jacqueline Roque – who killed herself aged 59 following the artist's death – will also be up for sale when Marina meets with buyers in Geneva. The villa has since become a museum and gallery open to the public.