Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A (Nearly) Priceless Black Cat

The purchase of this Picasso painting, Dora Maar with a black cat, surprised Sotheby's auctioneers in more ways than one. The buyer was a "mysterious" man who went unnoticed until his spending warranted attention. His manner was more anxious than the typical Sotheby's auction-goer, indicating inexperience. But the result of his peculiar actions is remarkable - he bought the painting, which has not been seen in 40 years, for $95 million. It was not his only purchase. Read about it here.

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