Garçon à la pipe by Pablo Picasso

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Garçon à la pipe by Pablo Picasso

Painting NameGarçon à la pipe
Painter NamePablo Picasso
Completion Date1905
Place of CreationFrance Montmartre Paris
Size100 cm × 81.3 cm (39.4 in × 32.0 in)
TechniqueOil
MaterialCanvas
Current LocationPrivate collection

Pablo Picasso’s second most expensive painting of all the time. The boy sitting in blue clothes with red-brownish background and flower paints on the wall is having a smoking pipe in his hand and a garland on his head. Picasso was around 24 years old when he painted this art-piece. Moreover, the painting belongs to his Rose Period.

Apparently, it was the time, when Picasso was painting the natural figure before he jumped into the Cubism Movement, which gave us the Guernica.

The latest price of the panting in May, 2004 was around $104 million ($129 million with adjusted price inflation), which was highest price for a painted sold at an auction.

The recent trend to buy a painting at big price tag just because the artist’s other art-works are famous is reflected with some loath in a Pablo Picasso expert’s reaction on this pricey sell when he said, “I’m stunned that  a pleasant, minor painting could command a price appropriate to a real masterwork by Picasso. This just shows how much the marketplace is divorced from the values of art.”

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