Picasso sells big again: Recall his African connection

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/arts/10iht-melik10.html?ref=arts.

Okay, Picasso’s ‘La Lecture’, a sleepy reading girl, just sold at Sotheby’s for $40.7 million on Tuesday, February 8. Bravo! Is this crazy or what? Well, it’s a sign that there really is an uber-elite with money to burn. It also reflect economic instability and the perceived surety of fine art’s enduring value. Now, when will the global market place recognize how incredible are the artistic activities going on in East Africa right now, especially in Kenya? And how often do we recall that one of Picasso’s key sources of inspiration is African art!

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