CHRISTIE’S TO WITHDRAW BLUE PERIOD PICASSO FROM FALL IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART SALE hristie’s and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Art Foundation today announced that – with great reluctance – they will withdraw the magnificent Blue Period Portrait de Angel Fernández de Soto, 1903, that had b
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