The subject of the portrait is believed to be an inmate of the Saint-Lazare hospital-prison in Paris.
“N***, Green Leaves and Bust” tops our list of the most expensive Picasso paintings.
It also holds the enviable distinction of being the most expensive painting to ever be sold at an auction.
“Dora Maar au Chat” is one of Picasso’s most iconic paintings. The artwork features Dora sitting on a chair, while a small black cat stands behind her.
The painting showcases Picasso’s brilliant use of bold colors.
The painting is widely rumored to be part of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s art collection.
The second most expensive Picasso painting, “Garcon a la Pipe”, is a portrait of a Parisian working boy.
Pre-auction estimates valued the painting at about million.
However, the painting surpassed the pre-sale figures by huge margin.
The complex pattern of Dora’s dress adds to her dramatic posture.
Picasso had often described Dora as his “private muse”.
The boy holds a pipe in his hand and wears a string of roses on his head like a crown.