£530m of Art Works Auction in London

Sale 7562, Lot 41
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Homme assis au fusil
signed 'Picasso' (lower right); dated and numbered '17.9.69. II' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
57 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. (146 x 114 cm.)
Painted in September 1969
Estimate: £5,000,000-7,000,000
Christie's Impressionist + Modern Art Evening Sale, London

The most expensive month of art sales in London kicks off on Monday.
Christie's and Sotheby's - paintings with an estimated value of £530 million go under the hammer.

Simon Shaw of Sotheby's said turbulence in the financial markets had historically corresponded with periods of great strength in the art market.
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