The Story of... Pablo Picasso

A Picasso masterpiece unseen in public for 43 years sold for twice its estimate at Christie's, last night (Tuesday, February 2).

The portrait, Tete de Femme (Jacqueline), was created in 1963 and depicts Picasso's second wife.

Last seen in public in 1967 and estimated to bring £3m-4m, the painting eventually sold for an incredible $8.1m to an anonymous buyer.

Tete de Femme (Jacqueline) £8.1m
Tete de Femme (Jacqueline), sold for 

The above video, a five minute biography of Pablo Picasso, looks at the artist's life, work and legacy; starting with his birth in Malaga, Spain in October, 1881.

After displaying uncanny artistic talent in his early years, Picasso went on to found the Cubist movement.

Wildly prolific, he expressed himself across a wide variety of art genres, including painting, graphic art, sculpture and ceramics.

Picasso's relentless work ethic continued until his death in April, 1973.

Today, of all the 20th century artists, Pablo Picasso is considered to have the greatest influence on the art and sculpture of the time.

This short documentary looks at his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and why Picasso is today regarded as perhaps the most important artist of the last 100 years.


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