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When it was announced last November, caused a great stir in France. The lottery “Winning a Picasso for 100 euros” put at the disposal of everyone who bought a ticket by that number, the possibility of winning the property of the painting “Nature morte” (1921)of the genius from malaga, valued at a million euros.
Now, we know the outcome of the story, which rivals the peculiarity with the auction, to be held on-line yesterday. It has been a Italian woman which has been raised with the coveted prize, with the anecdote added that he did so with a ticket that he had been relagado.
Has won the “dead Nature”, a small canvas with a table with newspapers, and a table of wormwood, completely free . A great luck, taking into account that it had sold more than to 51,000 for the draw , which had been delayed by the crisis of Covid-19.
In total, raised 5.1 million euros , of which 900,000 and will go to the collector and billionaire David Nahmad, who provided the painting of Picasso for the drawing. The rest will be used by the charity CARE for clean water projects in schools and villages of Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco. Nahmad also gave 100,000 euros to CARE.
“ A Picasso, he would have loved an operation like this because it was someone with a lot of interest in humanitarian causes and social”, has stated to Reuters Peri Cochin, the organizer of the sale, at the offices of Paris Christie s.
Cochin has already performed a first edition of this lottery in 2013 , that allowed to get 4.8 million euros, which were destined for the International Association for the safeguard of Tyre, in southern Lebanon, a unesco world heritage of the Unesco. The lucky winner of a picasso valued at over a million euros was then a young american, Jeffrey Gonano