The work, called Zeal, was part of the pair’s Scapegoating Pictures exhibition at White Cube gallery in London in 2014 and will be offered at auction at Roseberys' Modern & Contemporary British Art sale on January 24. Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore have worked together since the late 1960s and their work is based around their home in London’s East End.
This particular Picasso has never been offered at auction before. Picasso kept the unvarnished portrait in his personal collection for nearly four decades before his death in 1973. It was then kept in a private collection and rarely loaned or seen in public. It will make its debut as a star lot of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on February 28 and will carry an estimate of $50m (£36.3m). It was created in 1937 - a key year for the Spanish artist.
The house, near Stratford on Avon, has Shakespearian connections and was sold last year. Hansons’ representative Steven Bruce said: “The house is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the village is reputed to be the meeting place of William Shakespeare and his wife-to-be Anne Hathaway, and was occupied by relatives of Hathaway. “It was sold before Christmas by its owners, who have lived there for 27 years.
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Selecting a term
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