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Picasso work of muse, lover fetches £50m

Sotheby's marks its first major sale of 2018 with this piece, along with 3 other Picasso works

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The 1937 Femme au Beret et a la Robe Quadrillee (Marie-Therese Walter) was expected to fetch £36 million.

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Le Matador, which sold for £16.5 million, showed that the market for masterpieces is at unprecedented levels, according to Sotheby's.

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A PABLO PICASSO painting depicting his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows beat expectations to sell for an eye-watering £50 million (S$91 million) at a London sale on Wednesday.

The 1937 Femme au Beret et a la Robe Quadrillee (...

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