Marina Picasso sells art to let the past go
Marina Picasso – granddaughter of the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso sells his paintings from her personal collection worth about $ 290 million. This was reported by the newspaper New York Post on Monday, January 5, 2015. According to the newspaper, Marina Picasso, the daughter of artist’s eldest son Pablito from his marriage to a Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova, sells at least seven canvases painted between 1905 and 1965. In particular will be exhibited paintings “Motherhood” and “Portrait of a Woman” for 54 and $ 60 million respectively.
Negotiations with buyers and the granddaughter of the artist take place in Geneva. She also intends to sell the family villa in Cannes.
According to sources of the newspaper, the desire to get rid of the inheritance, which, according to her, she got “without love”. Marina (born 1950), explains her desire to “let the past go”. Marina accused her famous grandfather Pablo Picasso that “he loved women and used them for inspiration”. And his muses committed suicide: Marie-Therese Walter, with whom he fathered his second child, hanged herself, his muse Dora Maar suffered from depression, and Jacqueline Roque, his second wife, shot herself aged 59, following his death. Marina’s brother, Pablito, committed suicide in 1973.
Marina Picasso has repeatedly accused her famous grandfather that he refused to support her family when she was a child, her relationship with the artist was a distant one. Marina was in her twenties when her grandfather died. She admits that she “couldn’t bear to see his paintings” and “it took a lot of time to make the distinction between the artist and the grandfather”. “I spent part of my own childhood in great poverty. For many years, I couldn’t look at my grandfather’s work because, to me, they represented immense suffering”.
Marina’s mother Olga Khokhlova was the only wife of Picasso until her death, though they had lived separately for 20 years. Olga died after a long and painful illness, in February 1955. The artist did not attend the funeral. He lived eighteen years more… Marina Picasso is going to sell her grandfather’s villa in Cannes, where he lived with his second wife Jacqueline Roque, and called it “La Californie”. The villa has been a museum and gallery dedicated to the artist’s work.
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. Born 25 October 1881; Málaga, Spain. Died 08 April 1973; Mougins, France