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Picasso Artworks Auctioned for Combined $109M in Las Vegas

Pablo Picasso's "Femme au béret rouge-orange" is on display for auction at the Bellagio hotel and casino Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Las Vegas. Sotheby's and the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection hosted the auction, which raised $109 million from eleven pieces. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)
Pablo Picasso's "Femme au béret rouge-orange" is on display for auction at the Bellagio hotel and casino Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Las Vegas. Sotheby's and the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection hosted the auction, which raised $109 million from eleven pieces. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

Las Vegas (AP) -- Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday.

The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades until owner MGM Resorts decided earlier this year to sell them.