Marina inherited the artworks from Picasso's studio when he passed away in 1973. On 5th February Sotheby's, London, will hold the Picasso in Private: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso sale. The pieces in the sale were previously on exhibition at Sotheby's, Paris, in 2014.

In June of last year, Marina consigned 126 pieces of Picasso ceramics to Sotheby's, London, which saw a sales total of £12.3 million and a 100% sales rate.

The sale next month will feature over 100 works on paper as well as 70 ceramic and terracotta works. The entire catalogue has yet to be revealed, with highlights including Visage de femme, 1962 which has an estimate of £180 000–250 000 and the 1955 ceramic jug Woman with an Open Robe which is expected to fetch at least £35 000.

181L16005_8TLGZ_1-e1452523097942 Pablo Picasso, Femme à la robe entrouverte, 1955
Image via Sotheby's

A photograph of Picasso alongside the architect Jacques Couёlle, which Picasso playfully scrawled over will also feature which has an estimate of £60 000.

Pablo Picasso, Picasso et Jacques Couelle, 1960 Original photograph by David Douglas Duncan. Image via Sotheby's Pablo Picasso, Picasso et Jacques Couelle, 1960
Original photograph by David Douglas Duncan.
Image via Sotheby's

Sotheby's co-head of Impressionist & modern art worldwide, Helena Newman, stated: "This wonderful collection presents an intimate view of the artist in his moments of creation, as though we are standing at Picasso's shoulder, able to observe his creative process as he reinvented himself as an artist over and over again.''

Highlights will be exhibited 13th-17th January at Sotheby's New York and 28th January - 4th February at Sotheby's London.

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