One of Pablo Picasso’s best-known representations has been sold at closeout in New York for $45m (£35m).
Femme Assise, Robe Bleu (Seated Woman in Blue Dress) highlights one of his numerous significant others, Dora Maar.
Amid World War Two, the Nazis grabbed the artistic creation yet were blocked on their way from Paris to Moravia by French Resistance contenders.
In 2015, Picasso’s Women of Algiers sold for $179m at Christie’s – a record for a photo sold at closeout.
Situated Woman went to a US authority and six years back it was sold for $26m.
Dora Maar and Picasso had a serious relationship for a long time. He painted Seated Woman in 1939, when he was 58 and she was 31.
It is one of the colossal Picasso representations of his center years, propelled – as so regularly – by adoration and by capable sexual craving, BBC expressions reporter Vincent Dowd reports.