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Sotheby’s to Sell Three of Pablo Picasso’s Greatest Prints

LONDON.- On Thursday, 16 September 2010, Sotheby’s will offer in its New Bond Street salerooms an exceptional Private European Collection of Prints. The collection consists of masterworks by Pablo Picasso, the most important and innovative printmaker of the Modern Period who has been credited with the creation of some of the most significant works in the medium’s five hundred year history. Together, the 57 lots are estimated to realise in excess of £2.5 million. Three of Picasso’s greatest prints will spearhead the sale and these are Le Repas Frugal, La Minotauromachie and La Femme Qui Pleure. Each of these works is singularly important in the development of Picasso’s graphic oeuvre, reflecting key themes and demonstrating a mastery of technique that is unsurpassed. Throughout his life, Picasso restlessly explored the medium of the print,