The Italian won the lottery a Picasso
A resident of Italy won the painting of Pablo Picasso’s “still life” (1921) in the course of the lottery, which was organized by the French office of the auction house Christie’s. The work is estimated at 1 million euros.
To participate in the lottery had to buy a ticket for 100 euros. Last fall, was put on sale 200 thousand tickets. However, the draw has been postponed twice, writes the BBC.
The donations amount to more than 5 million euros. They will go to a charity that helps African population, by ensuring access to drinking water and education. Proceeds will be used for the construction of wells in villages and schools of Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco.
Note that the painting was exhibited in 1950 at the Museum of modern art in San Francisco, and then was sold at auction and was first in private Swiss and then in the French collection.