The Easel

Say Good-bye Forever to Picasso’s Women of Algiers, Disappearing Tonight for $140 Million

A cry from the heart of an art lover. An incomparable Picasso is likely to be sold tonight for a huge sum and then disappear forever into a billionaire’s collection. But is this really its final hurrah? The auction manager strikes a pragmatic note: “…she said, in a tone that was distinctly silly boy, “A lot of it will be back here next season.”” (Ed. this painting did sell – for $179m)