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Picasso NUDE, GREEN LEAVES Acrylic Painting Kit 12 x 16Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold On Show | National News | News Centre - Isle of Wight Radio: "Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust - has gone on display at the Tate Modern in London.

The 1932 painting set a world record when it was snapped up by a mystery bidder for $106.5 million dollars (£65.5m) at New York's Christie's auction house in May.

It will be the first time the painting has been displayed anywhere since 1961 and prompted the London museum to create a new Pablo Picasso room to house the loaned work.

The museum's director Nicholas Serota said: 'This is an outstanding painting by Picasso and I am delighted that, through the generosity of the lender, we are able to bring it to the British public for the first time.'

Mr Serota said the work was among a series 'widely regarded as amongst his greatest achievements of the inter-war period'.

The painting depicts the Spanish artist's lover and muse, Marie-Therese Walter, lying nude with the painter looking on.

Picasso met Walter when he was 45 and she was 17 outside the Galeries Lafayette in Paris in 1927, while he was still married to Olga Khokhlova.

He kept their relationship a secret from his wife and only began to paint Walter four years later."

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