Sotheby’s “Picasso in Private” auction expected to make $15M

Picasso’s “Portrait de Famille,” estimated to sell for $228,285 – $304,380.

Now’s your chance to snag a Picasso of your very own.

Hot on the tail of selling a 126-lot auction of Picasso’s ceramics this June, Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina, is now offering up more than 100 works on paper and an additional 70 in ceramic and terra cotta in “Picasso in Private” via Sotheby’s to be held in London on February 5th reports the New York Post.

Picasso’s “Visage de Femme,” is estimated to sell for $273,942 – 380,475 (making it the highest estimate in the sale).

The reason for the mass selling is twofold: cash and familial angst. Marina, who inherited 10,000 pieces from her grandfather’s estate and his Cannes villa, once famously wrote, “He drove everyone who got near him to despair.” The Picassos — they’re just like us!

Picasso’s “Visage” scuplture, estimated to sell for $182,628 – 273,942.

The latest auction is expected to draw up to $15 million and today is the last day to view some highlights of the collection on display in New York. If you’re not in the market to buy a Picasso but still want to take a look at his work, then check out the exhibit of his sculptures at MoMa, which is open till February 7th.