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Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
(French: Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur) is a 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso, featuring his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. The painting was in the personal collection of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
art collectors Sidney and Frances Brody for nearly six decades. It sold at auction for US$106.5 million, the third highest price for a piece of artwork sold at auction at the time.[1]

Contents

1 Background 2 Auction 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References

Background[edit] Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
is one of a series of portraits that Picasso
Picasso
painted of his mistress and muse Marie-Thérèse Walter from 1932. The vibrant blue and lilac canvas is more than 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. At the time, Picasso
Picasso
was in an exclusive contractual relationship with noted impressionist and post-impressionist French-Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who bought the painting direct from his friend. With the increasing tones of an approaching war, in the late 1930s Rosenberg started to distribute works from his 2,000+ piece collection around the world, and used the 1939 New York World's Fair
1939 New York World's Fair
as the excuse to ship the painting outside France. After the 1940 Nazi invasion of France, on reaching New York via Lisbon
Lisbon
in September 1940, Rosenberg opened a new branch of his noted gallery on East 57th street and put the painting back on display. From there it was bought by the Brodys in 1951, and was publicly exhibited only once in 1961, to commemorate Picasso's 80th birthday.[2][3] Auction[edit] Frances Brody died in November 2009. On May 4, 2010, the painting was sold at Christie's
Christie's
in New York City, who won the rights to auction the collection against London-based Sotheby's. The collection as a whole was valued at over US$150 million, while the work was originally expected to earn $80 million at auction.[4] There were eight bidders at the auction house, while the winning bid was taken via telephone for $95 million.[3] Including the buyer's premium, the price reached US$106.5 million.[5] When inflation is ignored, the painting broke the record price for an art work sold at auction until it was surpassed by the selling of The Scream
The Scream
on May 2, 2012 for US$120 million.[6] See also[edit]

List of most expensive paintings

Notes[edit]

^ "Bringing home the Bacon". The Economist. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 15 November 2013.  ^ BBC News, May 5, 2010; AFP wire story, May 3, 2010. ^ a b The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2010. a "[The painting] come[s] from the estate of Frances Brody, a Los Angeles-based collector who filled her mid-century Modernist home with masterworks that she rarely lent to museums or showed to the public. She and her late husband, Sidney Brody, bought the painting in 1951 and only exhibited it once in the U.S., in 1961, to commemorate the artist's 80th birthday." b "In a dogged contest at the auction house's Rockefeller Center salesroom, the bidding for Picasso's 'Nude' began at $58 million and shot up quickly, with eight bidders competing for the jewel-toned, 5-by-4-foot painting. Christie's
Christie's
specialist Nicholas Hall, who often advises collectors of Old Master paintings, fielded the winning bid from the unknown buyer over a telephone." ^ The New York Times, March 9, 2010. ^ The New York Times, May 6, 2010. ^ Michaud, Chris (3 May 2012). ""The Scream" sells for record $120 million at auction". Reuters. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

References[edit]

" Picasso
Picasso
painting fetches record $106m at auction". BBC News. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-05.  Cotter, Holland (2010-05-06). "Another auction, another trophy". The New York Times. p. C1. Retrieved 2010-06-11.  Crow, Kelly (2010-05-05). " Picasso
Picasso
sets auction record; Portrait of mistress sells for $106.5 million, providing opening spark to season". The Wall Street Journal. p. A3. Retrieved 2010-06-11.  Messana, Paola (2010-05-03). "NY auctions to signal return of good times: art dealers". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2010-06-11.  Vogel, Carol (2010-03-09). " Christie's
Christie's
wins bid to auction $150 Million Brody Collection". The New York Times. p. C3. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 

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Pablo Picasso

Periods

Blue (1901–1904) Rose (1904–1906) African (1907–1909) Cubism
Cubism
(1910–1919)

Lists of works

1889–1900 1901–1910 1911–1920 1921–1930 1931–1940 1941–1950 1951–1960 1961–1970 1971–1973

Paintings and sculpture

Picador (1889) Child with a Dove (1901) The Blue Room (1901) Femme aux Bras Croisés
Femme aux Bras Croisés
(1902) The Old Guitarist
The Old Guitarist
(1903) La Vie (1903) Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto
Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto
(1903) Portrait of Suzanne Bloch
Portrait of Suzanne Bloch
(1904) The Actor (1904) Woman Ironing (1904) Family of Saltimbanques
Family of Saltimbanques
(1905) Garçon à la pipe
Garçon à la pipe
(1905) Les Noces de Pierrette
Les Noces de Pierrette
(1905) Au Lapin Agile
Au Lapin Agile
(1905) Boy Leading a Horse
Boy Leading a Horse
(1905-06) Portrait of Gertrude Stein
Portrait of Gertrude Stein
(1905-06) Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
(1907) Brick Factory at Tortosa
Brick Factory at Tortosa
(1909) Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
(1910) The Accordionist (1911) Le pigeon aux petits pois
Le pigeon aux petits pois
(1911) Bottle, Glass, Fork (1912) Ma Jolie (1912) Ma Jolie (1914) Three Musicians
Three Musicians
(1921) Reading the Letter (c. 1921) The Pipes of Pan (1923) The Three Dancers (1925) Vollard Suite
Vollard Suite
(1930-37) Girl before a Mirror (1932) La Lecture (1932) Le Rêve (1932) Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
(1932) Nude in a Black Armchair (1932) Jeune Fille Endormie (1935) Guernica (1937) The Dream and Lie of Franco
The Dream and Lie of Franco
(1937) Woman in Hat and Fur Collar
Woman in Hat and Fur Collar
(1937) The Weeping Woman
The Weeping Woman
(1937) Maya with Doll (1938) Dora Maar au Chat
Dora Maar au Chat
(1941) Bull's Head
Bull's Head
(1942) The Charnel House (c.1944-48) Tete de femme (Dora Maar)
Tete de femme (Dora Maar)
(1950s) Baboon and Young (1951) Massacre in Korea
Massacre in Korea
(1951) Sylvette
Sylvette
(1954) Les Femmes d'Alger
Les Femmes d'Alger
series (1955) Don Quixote (1955) Las Meninas (1957) Jacqueline (1961) Chicago Picasso
Chicago Picasso
(1967)

Plays

Desire Caught by the Tail
Desire Caught by the Tail
(c. 1941) The Four Little Girls (c. 1947-1948)

Poetry

Picasso's poetry

Ballet designs

Picasso
Picasso
and the Ballets Russes

Parade The Three-Cornered Hat Pulcinella Le Train Bleu

Mercure

Museums

Musée Picasso
Musée Picasso
(Antibes) Museu Picasso
Museu Picasso
(Barcelona) Musée Picasso
Musée Picasso
(Paris) Museo Picasso Málaga
Museo Picasso Málaga
(Malaga) Museo Casa Natal (Malaga)

Partners

Fernande Olivier Marie-Thérèse Walter Dora Maar Françoise Gilot Geneviève Laporte

Family

Olga Khokhlova
Olga Khokhlova
(first wife) Jacqueline Roque (second wife) Paloma Picasso
Paloma Picasso
(daughter) Claude Picasso (son) José Ruiz y Blasco
José Ruiz y Blasco
(father)

Films and television about

Visit to Picasso (1949) Guernica (1950) The Mystery of Picasso
The Mystery of Picasso
(1956) The Adventures of Picasso
The Adventures of Picasso
(1978) Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso
(1996) Picasso: Magic, Sex & Death (2001) Genius (2017 TV series)

Related

Lump (dog) Carlos Casagemas Fundación Picasso Blanquita Suárez Theft of The Weeping Woman
The Weeping Woman
from the National Gallery of Victoria Picasso
Picasso
at the Lapin Agile

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