An Italian woman visited a one million euro ($ 1.1 million) artist by Pablo Picasso, during a charity lottery fundraising for the creation of water projects in Africa.
The winner, who received a lottery ticket as a gift, will receive the Nature Mort or the Silent Nature, a small abstract oil painting on canvas painted by the Spanish artist in 1921, depicting a table, newspapers and a cup of absinthe.
The charity ceremony held in Paris collected 5.1 million euros, of which 900,000 euros will go to billionaire David Nahamad, the collector of Picasso, who presented the painting to the organizers of the event. While the rest of the ceremony will be allocated to the “CARE” charity, which will allocate it to establish projects to provide clean water in schools and villages in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco.
Perry Cochin, the organizer of the ceremony, said that more than 51,000 tickets, each valued at 100 euros, were sold at the ceremony, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic crisis.