Marina inherited the artworks from Picasso's studio when the artist passed away in 1973. On February 5 Sotheby's, London, will hold the Picasso in Private: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso auction. The lots in the auction were previously exhibited in 2014 at Sotheby's in Paris.

In June of last year, Marina consigned 126 pieces of Picasso ceramics to Sotheby's, London, which saw a sales total of $19.4 million and a 100% sales rate.

Pablo Picasso, Femme à la robe entrouverte, 1955 Image via Sotheby's Pablo Picasso, Femme à la robe entrouverte, 1955
Image via Sotheby's

The auction in February will include over 100 works on paper as well as 70 ceramic and terracotta pieces. The entire catalog has yet to be released, with highlights including Visage de femme, 1962 which has an estimate of $269 000–373 000 and the 1955 ceramic jug Woman with an Open Robe which is expected to fetch at least $52 500.

Pablo Picasso, Picasso et Jacques Couelle, 1960 Original photograph by David Douglas Duncan. Image via Sotheby's Pablo Picasso, Picasso et Jacques Couelle, 1960
Original photograph by David Douglas Duncan.
Image via Sotheby's

A photograph of Picasso with the architect Jacques Couёlle, which Picasso colorfully scrawled over will also feature which has an estimate of $87 500.

Sotheby's co-head of Impressionist & modern art worldwide, Helena Newman, stated: "This wonderful collection presents an intimate view of the artist in his moments of creation, as though we are standing at Picasso's shoulder, able to observe his creative process as he reinvented himself as an artist over and over again.''

Highlights will be exhibited January 13-17 at Sotheby's New York and January 28-February 4 at Sotheby's London.

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