THIS PIECE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR UPCOMING JUNE 12th AUCTION. Original unframed Pablo Picasso oil painting on board, abstract still life depicting a bowl of cherries, signed upper left Picasso. The owner of the piece believes it to be from the 1930s, but this is strictly his opinion. No restoration to paint under blacklight, early restoration to crack in center of piece and upper right (on back side of board). PROVENANCE: Picasso's personal gift to Berggruen, Berggruen gifted to private collector, and finally acquired privately by current owner. Please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/26/style/26iht-obits.4724053.html . This piece is FRESH TO THE MARKET (never before offered for public sale). Dimensions: 9-1/8" high, 11-3/4" wide.
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