Picasso's famous portrait of his lover, "Dora Maar with cat/ Dora Maar au chat", has been auctioned for $ 95.2 million at Sotheby's in New York on wednesday. The 1941 masterpiece sold to an anonymous buyer.
This is the second highest amount ever paid in an auction for a painting. Picasso also painted the most expensive artwork ever, "Boy with a pipe/ Garcon a la pipe". Painted in 1905, it sold in 2004 for $104 million. Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait with Dr. Gachet" was sold at $ 82.5 million.
Dora Maar, herself an artist, believed to have helped Picasso in the execution of the famous masterpiece "Guernica", which depicted the horror of Spanish civil war. They had a relationship which lasted for a decade.
Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain on 25 October, 1881. He died at the age of 92 in 1973."
Picasso's painting sold for $95.2 million - Wikinews