PICASSO GOES TO RAFFLE

May 20, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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Someone is going home tonight with a genuine Pablo Picasso painting raffled off by Christies in Paris.

After an eight-week delay caused by France’s COVID-19 lockdown, “Nature Morte,” an oil on canvas that Picasso painted in 1921, will go to someone who paid just over $100 for a ticket.

Buyers from more than 100 countries have bough 50.000tickets. Proceeds will help provide villagers in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco with water.

The winner of a similar raffle in 2013 was a 25-year-old fire sprinkler worker from Pennsylvania.

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