Lesson: Picasso Masterpieces at Sotheby’s Auction

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Picasso Masterpieces at Sotheby’s Auction

Picasso Masterpieces at Sotheby’s Auction

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What was the article about?

Picasso Masterpieces at Sotheby’s Auction

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Eleven masterpieces by Pablo Picasso fetched $108.9 million at a Sotheby's auction in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The works went under the hammer at the Bellagio hotel and casino, known for its extensive art collection, ahead of what would have been the Spanish painter's 140th birthday.

 

Vocabulary:

masterpieces - works of art made with great skill

went under the hammer - sold at an auction

fetched - sold at a certain price

extensive - large and wide ranging

auction - public sale where items go to the person who pays the most money

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How many Picasso paintings will be sold

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Which of these is NOT true?

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Fill in the gaps: fetched, extensive, masterpieces, under the hammer, auction

Picasso Masterpieces at Sotheby’s Auction

Eleven by Pablo Picasso $108.9 million at a Sotheby's in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The works went at the Bellagio hotel and casino, known for its art collection, ahead of what would have been the Spanish painter's 140th birthday.

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