Garçon à la pipe

Garçon à la Pipe which translates in English as “the boy with a pipe” is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was painted in 1905 when Picasso was 24 years old in the Montmartre section of Paris, France. The oil on canvas painting depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand and wearing a wreath of flowers.
Pablo Picasso used a lot local people in his pictures, but not much is known about the boy in the picture. Some say that the boy was a model in his teen years who hung around Picasso’s studio and volunteered to pose for the oil work. On May 5, 2004 the painting was sold for US$104m at Sotheby’s auction in New York City.

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