If hefty price tags have stood in the way of you owning a piece of acclaimed art in the past, then this charity event should be on your radar.
A new online auction will be offering art lovers the chance to get their hands on a real Picasso painting, for a fraction of its original price. All they need to do is pay the equivalent of €100, which is around £85, for a ticket.
The project, titled ‘1 Picasso for 100 euros‘, is giving art enthusiasts the chance to take home a 1921 work titled Nature Morte. The piece, which depicts a piece of newspaper and glass of absinthe, is estimated to be worth nearly £1 million. It’s signed and dated by the artist himself and has two authentication certificates signed by his children, Maya Widmaier-Picasso and Claude Ruiz-Picasso. So there’s no need to worry about the piece being a forgery.
It’s currently on show at the Picasso Museum in Paris, ahead of the raffle, which will take place at Christie’s Paris on 30 March. Those looking to catch all the action from the event will be able to watch the live stream on the official website.
The event is for a good cause, too, as all of the proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the international charity CARE, which funds projects which provide clean water and sanitation facilities to schools and villages in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco.
Organisers have estimated that those entering the charity draw will have a 1-in-200,000 chance of winning the coveted work. Which is around 700 times higher per ticket than winning the Euromillions jackpot.
But this charity raffle isn’t the first of its kind. Organisers, Aider les Autres, held a similar draw back in 2013, where a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania walked away with a 1914 Picasso drawing.
Those looking to get their hands on raffle tickets, can enter online here.
For more art bargains, check out Art On A Postcard’s charity auction which is on from 27th February. The auction will offer all a chance to bid on itty-bitty works by famous contemporary artists at a starting price of £50…