Celebrating Picasso’s artistic legacy
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One of history’s most influential artists, Pablo Picasso devoted his life to art for nearly 80 years. Throughout his long and varied career, Picasso produced more than 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theatre sets and costumes. His innovation and genius continue to inspire beyond his time.
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Spanish master’s death. As the leading auction house for works by Picasso, Christie’s will commemorate the artist and his momentous legacy throughout the year.
Browse Picasso highlights from our global auctions, and read more about his life and work from our new and archived content. Further details on our programming will be announced and updated regularly; we invite you to join us in celebration of this unique and important figure of the 20th century.
‘When you look at these portraits, you feel Picasso’s vitality and his intense, concentrated gaze’
In a pair of portraits painted 30 years apart, Christie’s specialist Keith Gill discusses two of the artist’s most enduring subjects: his lover Marie-Thérèse and his wife Jacqueline
Picasso’s prints: An expert guide
Murray Macaulay, Head of Prints & Multiples at Christie’s in London, explores the artist’s seven decades of printmaking and explains why his etchings, lithographs and linocuts are as sought-after as ever
Pablo Picasso: a style guide
As the 50th anniversary of the Spanish master’s death approaches, we delve into each of the styles that defined his long career
Collecting guide: Picasso Ceramics
Picasso produced such a dazzling variety of ceramic artworks, it can be hard to know where to start. Christie’s specialists offer tips for prospective buyers, from the markings to look for to choosing the right motif for a particular setting
In The Saleroom: Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)
Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O') realized $179,365,000 achieving a world auction record for any work of art during the Looking Forward to the Past Evening Sale in New York on 11 May 2015
Collectors & Collections
Live like a Rockefeller – Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie
Marc Porter, the man who has orchestrated the sale of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, on a Rose Period masterpiece that represents ‘all that defines humanity’
In The Saleroom: Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
A sensuous and stunning masterpiece from Picasso’s celebrated 1932 series of paintings depicting his muse and mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, sold for a record $106,482,500
Picasso and Dora
Buste de femme and Femme assise — two works that offer insights into the artist’s relationship with the photographer Dora Maar
Browse works by Picasso
Few artists have achieved the success and celebrity of Pablo Picasso or been so instrumental in fashioning the public’s understanding of what art and the artist can be. By the end of his long life, Picasso had become the defining artist of his century. His career spanned nearly 80 years and numerous celebrated love affairs — and although he saw himself primarily as a painter, he had worked in almost every medium, from ceramics to theatrical design.
Browse and buy works by Pablo Picasso, check auction results and learn more about the artist.