Italian woman wins Picasso painting in French charity raffle

Raffle organizer Peri Cochin delivers a speech as the name of the winner of the painting “Nature Morte, 1921” by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso appears on the screen during the charity raffle official draw to designate the winner of the Picasso oil painting for 100 euros at Christie’s auction house in Paris, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – An Italian woman on Wednesday won a Pablo Picasso painting worth 1 million euros in a French charity raffle that raised money for African water projects.

The winner, who like other participants bought a 100 euro lottery ticket, will acquire the Spanish master’s 1921 oil-on-canvas still life “Nature morte”, a small abstract representing a table, newspapers and a glass of absinth.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Editing by Geert De Clercq and Hugh Lawson

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