24th June 2011
A rarely seen painting by Barcelona’s most famous artist Pablo Picasso has been sold for almost £13.5m at Christie's auction house in London, exceeding all prior expectations. “Jean fille endormie”a portrait of the Spanish’s artist’s lover Marie-Therese Walter fetched £13.5m when it went under the hammer on Tuesday at Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art auction in London.

Given to the University of Sydney last year by an anonymous US donor, the rarely-seen piece was estimated to raise between £9 million and £12 million but sold to an anonymous British buyer for £13,481,250. The proceeds raised by the sale of the little-known Picasso masterpiece are to fund medical research into obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

If you would like to experience first-hand the works of Picasso and show school pupils why they fetch such large amounts of money at auction houses then why not take a school trip to BarcelonaBarcelona is a city synonymous with the great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and it is here where many of his drawings, paintings and prints can be viewed at the Museu Picasso which is one of the most popular attraction for schools on school trips to Barcelona along with the famous historical cathedral Sagrada Familia, the colossal Nou Camp stadium and the impressive La Padera.

Barcelona is a diverse city packed with attractions and with so much to see and do it is the perfect destination for school trips! If you would like to visit Barcelona please contact us for more information on school trips to Barcelona.

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