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16 rare examples of Pablo Picasso lithograph portraits go on show at a London gallery tomorrow.

Handle with care – $100m Picasso makes a public appearance

Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, painted by the artist in a single day in 1932, shows his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter reclining in front of a bust of herself, as rendered in distinctive blue and lilac by the Spanish master. Last May, the painting became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, passing between two private collectors for $106m (£70m) at a sale at Christie's, New York.

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Christie's enjoyed record sales last year as demand for contemporary art rebounded strongly.

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Oedipus rocks: Cocteau&rsquo;s frenetic family tale of zig-zagging emotions and a mother&rsquo;s incestuous love fairly storms along in this terrific production.

Picasso: Let's not over-praise a great artist

As auction-frenzy over a rare etching builds, Michael Glover says we are too often misled by the Picasso industry

The retired electrican and the Picasso haul worth &#8364;80m

The mysterious emergence of 271 previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso could be about to rewrite the history of 20th-century art and trigger a lengthy legal battle.

Electrician reveals hidden cache of 200 plus unknown Picassos

A retired electrician is at the centre of a legal battle after coming forward with more than 200 unknown paintings by Picasso.

Picasso print of muse up for sale

As one of Pablo Picasso’s long-suffering muses, French photographer Dora Maar was most famously depicted by her Spanish lover in a state of intense distress. For Picasso to show her looking almost serene, therefore, is something of a benevolent departure for the Cubist master.

Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate Modern, London

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Peter Sarstedt immortalised Juan-les-Pins in his pop hit of 1969. Now upstaged by bigger, brasher Nice and Cannes, the resort has old-time appeal

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