Bond's Picasso makes £17m

May 27 2022

Image of Bond's Picasso makes £17m

Picture: The Times

A Picasso painting bought by Sir Sean Connery a few years before he died has made £17m at auction in Hong Kong. The proceeds will go to the Sean Connery Philanthropic Trust. I see from the catalogue entry that Christie's had guaranteed it, and that before the sale it was heralded as 'the most valuable work by Picasso to be offered in Asia'. All of which is an interesting reflection of where the market for these things is heading. More here from Stuart MacDonald in The Times.

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