Pablo Picasso

Collector files lawsuit to prove ownership of $7m Picasso after attempted sale goes south

The prospective buyer failed to give anything beyond the down payment, the suit alleges, while at the holding warehouse, a string of suspicious custodial transfers began

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The shocking story of a Picasso painting that was brazenly stolen and held at ransom by the 'Australian Cultural Terrorists'

Weeping Woman is one of the star works in the new exhibition Picasso Century at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria

Woman's selfie mishap damages work at Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger's photo in front of Picasso's Guernica makes waves

Face to face: New exhibition in Switzerland explores how El Greco became Picasso’s ‘first love’

The deep and life-long influence of the Old Master on the Modernist is explored in an exhibition that pairs their works at the Kunstmuseum Basel

New shows reveal how Picasso was inspired by the Old Masters

Plus, Chris Levine's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II; and a rise in political interference in museum leadership

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Missing Picasso painting resurfaces during Philippines president-elect's celebratory visit with his mother, Imelda Marcos

Picasso’s ‘Reclining Woman VI’ was one of the many works Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos Sr bought with billions siphoned off from the state

Picasso’s muse as sea creature—will it break $100m at Sotheby's New York sale?

Femme nue couchée was shown in Tate blockbuster exhibition in 2018

Picasso bronze deaccessioned by the Metropolitan Museum could bring $30m at Christie’s

The sale of the canonical early Cubist sculpture will bolster the museum’s acquisitions fund and at no great cost to its collection, which includes another edition of the work

An expert's guide to Picasso's Blue Period: five must-read books on the Spanish painter's early career

All you ever wanted to know about Picasso’s Blue Period, from the definitive early biography to the journals of his “first great love”—selected by the curator Susan Behrends Frank

NFTnews

Picasso NFT family feud: artist's estate blocks sale of digital works but DJ great-grandson presses on

Descendants planned to sell a 1958 Picasso ceramic at an in-real-life auction, mint the piece as an NFT and also release an accompanying song with John Legend

Is a ceramic ‘puzzle’ that belonged to Ernest Hemingway really a Picasso? A podcast investigation hopes to find out

Podcast reveals extraordinary tale that involves the famous writer, the drugs lord Pablo Escobar and a National Football League player, who tried to sell the work at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Booksreview

Pablo Picasso: personal and political collide in lively fourth volume of detailed biography

The Minotaur Years relays the artist's strife as he entered his 50s and one of the most turbulent decades of European history

Crime news

Pablo Escobar, Ernest Hemingway and a drug-smuggling NFL player covered in vaseline: new podcast explores the crazy story behind a ceramic that could be by Picasso

Steve Kough also stole three paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1982—while on trial for conspiracy to distribute marijuana

Picasso Blue Period blockbuster to finally open in Toronto early October

The show, delayed because of Covid, focuses on three works painted by the “insanely ambitious” artist during a low point in his early career

Place your bids: Sotheby’s to auction 11 Picassos live from Bellagio in Las Vegas

The works, chosen by casino mogul Steve Wynn, will be auctioned as the entertainment group MGM Resorts moves to focus its art collection on "diversity and inclusion"

Art marketanalysis

Connoisseurship: is it time for a comeback?

When prices and cultural value are so easily confused, there is a case for the return of critical evaluation—in updated form

'The biggest mistake of my life': 49-year-old ‘art freak’ confesses to stealing a Picasso and Mondrian from National Gallery in Athens

During an interrogation with Greek police, a construction worker explains what drove him to commit a brazen heist in 2012

Greek police recover Picasso and Mondrian paintings stolen nine years ago in major heist

Authorities have reportedly arrested a man after the paintings were found in a gorge

Why do some Picasso paintings deteriorate faster than others? Researchers have solved the mystery

A three-year research project looked at the materials in four works from the same period to explain their differing conditions

Picasso portrait of Marie-Thérèse to sell for $55m at Christie’s New York this May

The 1932 work was last sold in 2013 at Sotheby's when it seemingly sold to the guarantor for a low estimate £28.6m

Calder-Picasso connections are thin in San Francisco show

The De Young’s current exhibition, comparing the work of the two Modern artists, is not a perfect coupling

Meet the Hugos, a family of goldsmiths that worked with Picasso and now collaborates with contemporary artists

The third-generation Ateliers Hugo has been casting artists’ creations using ancient techniques from the same workshop in the south of France for nearly 70 years

Saga of Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building continues as heirs head to court

Family of artist Carl Nesjar—who collaborated on the works with Picasso—say they have a copyright claim and should help decide where the pieces are relocated

This Picasso photo puzzle has stumped experts. Can you help solve it?

The identity of those posing with the master remains a mystery a century after the picture was taken