Picasso’s “Woman sitting near a window” sells for $45 million

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LONDON – Pablo Picasso continues to prove he’s one of the most influential artists of all time.

His portrait “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre” or “Woman sitting near a window” sold in a London auction for $45 million.

But who shelled out those big bugs is unknown.

Sotheby’s sold the painting to an anonymous bidder.

The 1932 portrait is that of Picasso’s “Golden Muse,” also known as his teenage mistress, Marie Therese Walter.

Another “Golden Muse” piece, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” was the most expensive work ever sold in auction until that creepy “The Scream” piece by Edvard Munch went for $120 million last year.

It must be nice to have all that cash lying around. We’ll just have to settle for the knock-offs.

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