LONDON:-

A rare Pablo Picasso painting from the collection of US tycoon Bill Koch that will be sold on November 5 was shown in London for the first time on Friday. The painting by the Spanish artist depicts a morose-looking nude cabaret singer with red lips and brown curly hair, contrasting with her unhealthy pale skin. Conservation work uncovered hidden under the lining on the reverse of the painting a portrait of Picasso’s anarchist friend and art dealer Pere Manach.–AFP