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Picasso Is Coming to the City



    Picasso Is Coming to the City
    In this photo released by Christie's Auction House in New York, "Nude Green Leaves, and Bust," a 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso, is shown. The painting was sold at auction by Christie's in New York Tuesday May 4, 2010, to an unidentified telephone bidder for $106.5 million, setting a new world record for any work of art sold at auction. (AP Photo/Christie's, New York) NO SALES Original Filename: Picasso_NYR107.jpg

    A traveling exhibition of essential works from Pablo Picasso's personal collection is coming to San Franciscio.

    The artwork will first make a stop at the Seattle Art Museum, which will also mark its U.S. debut.

    "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris" will include paintings, drawings, sculptures and etchings by the artist and serves as a retrospective covering each notable artistic period of his eight-decade career.
    San Francisco art lovers can thank the French of all people, for making the tour possible.

    The are is traveling as the Paris museum is undergoing a $28 million renovation that won't be complete until 2012.

    U.S. showings will take place Friday through Jan. 17 at the Seattle Art Museum; Feb. 19 through May 15 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and the finally June 11 through Sept. 18 at the de Young Museum of San Francisco.