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Image caption Raffle organiser Peri Cochin with Picasso's 1921 oil painting Nature Morte. An Italian woman has won a painting by Pablo Picasso, worth about €1m (£900,000; $1.1m), in a raffle after being given the ticket as a gift. The winning ticket was pulled out during a live draw at Christie's auction house in Paris. The event, which was fundraising for Care charity, had been postponed twice - first to sell more tickets, and then because of coronavirus restrictions. The prize painting, Nature Morte, is a still life from 1921. It is a relatively small artwork - measuring 9in by 18in (23cm by 46cm) - which shows a glass of absinthe and a newspaper on a table. In total €5.1m was raised f... Full story

20 May