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Podcast: Picasso and the Art Market (Audio)

June 18th, 2012

Pablo Picasso, Figures au bord de la mer (Figures on the Seashore), 1931

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Figures au bord de la mer (Figures on the Seashore), 1931 Oil on canvas 130 x 195 cm Pablo Picasso gift-in-lieu, 1979, MP131 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/René-Gabriel Ojéda.

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Molly Ott Ambler and Elizabeth Gorayeb
Recorded on Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m. in Jackman Hall
Duration: 01:20:41

Molly Ott Ambler and Elizabeth Gorayeb, vice-presidents from Sotheby’s New York, visited the AGO on June 6 for a fascinating discussion about the intriguing world of the art market for Pablo Picasso while he was alive, as well as his relationship with his dealers. They also addressed the current market for Picasso’s work. Ms. Ott Ambler, as director of Day Sales and in her 15 years at Sotheby’s, has been privileged to handle Picasso’s works from every period and in every medium, from delicate pencil drawings to unique terracotta hand-painted owls. Ms. Gorayeb has been involved with many record breaking sales including Picasso’s Homme á la pipe.

Presented in partnership with Sotheby’s Canada.