Italian wins Picasso in charity raffle

'Picasso painting for 100 euros' at raffle yesterday in Paris

21 May, 16:59

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, MAY 21 - An Italian, Claudia Borgogno, 58, from Ventimiglia, has won a Picasso painting worth over one million euros at a charity raffle organized Wednesday in Paris by Christie's, the event's organizers announced. The raffle ''1 Picasso for 100 euros'' raised money for water projects in a number of African villages.

    The painting won by Borgogno is a 1921 oil-on-canvas still life - ''Nature morte'' - signed and dated by the artist. The painting was provided by collector David Nahmad and is the smallest of the 300 Picasso artworks in his possession. Nahmad has the largest private Picasso collection.

    Over 51,000 people bought the 100-euros ticket through the project's website, raising 5.1 million euros that will go to charity. Borgogno received a ticket as a Christmas present from his son who had bought two.(ANSAmed).

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