Picasso Masterpiece Sold At Auction To Fund Medical Research [Headlines]

Picasso Masterpiece Sold At Auction To Fund Medical Research [Headlines]
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An anonymous donor gave 'Jeune fille endormie' to the University of Sydney on the condition that it be sold to support science.

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  • 23 june 2011

Millions of pounds raised by the sale of a little-known Picasso masterpiece are to fund medical research into obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

The portrait of the artist’s lover, Marie-Therese Walter, fetched £13.5m when it went under the hammer on Tuesday at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art auction in London.

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