Picasso paintings sell for $ 100 million in Las Vegas
Sotheby's auction was held on Saturday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where the works had been on display for years, and took place two days before the Spanish artist's 140th birthday on October 25th.
Bellagio has always been known as a benevolent place for art and five of the paintings were hung on the walls of his delicious restaurant, which is called Picasso. The restaurant will continue to display 12 other Picasso works.
The highest award went to the 1938 painting Femme au Béret Rouge-Orange, which depicts Picasso's girlfriend and muse, Marie-Thérèse Ëalter. It sold for $ 40.5 million.
The names of the buyers have not been disclosed.
The collection has included more art from women, people of color and developing nations, as well as from LGBTQ artists and artists with disabilities.
American museums and art galleries have worked to expand their cultural collections on racism to all levels of American society.