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Unique ceramics by Pablo Picasso belonging to the artist’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s this summer. One of the most extensive and important groups of the artist’s work in this medium, the collection offers an incomparable insight into Picasso’s work in clay and the extraordinary breadth of his creativity and versatility. The huge appeal of these pieces stems from Picasso’s ingenuity in transforming everyday objects into works of art.”

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Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter is selling his villa in Cannes and 126 of his ceramics as she tries to shake off unhappy childhood memories of the artist.

Marina Picasso, 64, remembers being taken to the gates of the grand three-storey house, La Californie, by her impoverished father, Paulo, to beg for handouts from an indifferent Picasso.

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Since Marina Picasso was a child, living on the edge of poverty and lingering at the gates of a French villa with her father to plead for an allowance from her grandfather, Pablo Picasso, she has struggled with the burden of that artist’s towering legacy.

When she was in her 20s and inherited the 19th-century villa, La Californie, as well as a vast trove of Picasso’s art treasures, she turned the paintings to face the walls in resentment. Through 15 years of therapy, she dissected bitter family memories of her grandfather’s perceived indifference and her brother’s suicide. In her 2001 memoir, “Picasso: My Grandfather,” she bared her pain and anger at the Picasso clan.

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A new cache of Pablo Picasso works from the personal collection of his granddaughter, Marina Picasso, said to be worth $290 million, are about to hit the market, reports the New York Post's Page Six.

Among the seven pieces allegedly for sale is a 1923 portrait of Marina's grandmother, Picasso's first wife, Olga Khokhlova. Titled "Portrait de femme (Olga)," it is thought to be worth $60 million. Dating from 1905 through 1965, the works being offered are also thought to include "Maternité" (1921), valued at about $54 million, and "Femme a la Mandoline (Mademoiselle Leonie assie)" 1911, worth roughly $60 million.

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Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) granddaughter, Marina Picasso, has chosen Sotheby’s to sell two paintings by her grandfather from her personal collection. The sale will benefit children and adolescents in difficulty, a cause Marina Picasso is a major champion of. She has provided substantial funding and assistance to foundations in Vietnam, France, and Switzerland.

Marina Picasso’s collection was the subject of a traveling exhibition in the 1980s but this is the first time that any of her works have been offered for sale. The two paintings, which will be part of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Sale in Paris on June 6, 2013, are Palette et Tete de Taureau (1938) and Femme Assise en Robe Grise (1943). The works echo the aesthetic implications of Picasso’s famed Guernica (1937), which captures the dark, somber tone of Picasso’s works from this period, the result of the horrors endured due to the Spanish Civil War.

Palette et Tete de Taureau is expected to bring $1.3 million-$1.9 million and Femme Assise en Robe Grise is expected to garner $3.2 million-$4.5 million.

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