Rare Picasso postcard auctioned for $250,000

The sale of this picture postcard has just set a world record, said the auction house in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

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It is a rare postcard bearing a signed drawing by Pablo Picasso, intended to be sent to his friend French poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

However, the latter was not able to receive the token. Picasso addressed it in Spanish, hence the written "Don Guillermo Apollinaire". It was marked "Return To Sender".

The bidding process begun at 100,000 euros. The buyer, a "trans-Atlantic collector" topped the deal by telephone.

The card bears a simple aerial view of the southwestern French town of Pau, while the other side has Picasso's drawing, which can be considered as part of his "cubist still life series".

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Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz y Picasso) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poet and ceramicist among his many titles and talents. He spent most of his life in France. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He died on April 8, 1973 at the age of 91.

Source: News Asia One

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