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Picasso that sold for record €76m goes on display

Robert Dex

Published 07/03/2011 | 05:00

'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust' by Pablo Picasso, went on display at the Tate Modern in London yesterday. Photo: PA
'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust' by Pablo Picasso, went on display at the Tate Modern in London yesterday. Photo: PA

The most expensive painting ever sold at auction went on show for the first time yesterday.

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'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust', painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso, is on display at Tate Modern on London's South Bank.

It sold at Christie's in New York last May for a world record price of $106.5m (e76m).

Tate director Nicholas Serota said: "This is an outstanding painting by Picasso and I am delighted that through the generosity of the lender we are able to bring it to the public for the first time.

"Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" is one of the sequence of paintings of Picasso's muse, Marie-Therese Walter, made by the artist at Boisgeloup, Normandy, in the early months of 1932.

"They are widely regarded as amongst his greatest achievements of the inter-war period," added Mr Serota.

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