Picasso Raffle, Baby / Hyperallergic

Olivier Picasso speaks about his grandfather’s work of art, which is on sale for $135 a ticket. (screenshot via YouTube)

Olivier Picasso speaks about his grandfather’s work of art, which is on sale for $135 a ticket. (screenshot via YouTube)

“I just want a Picasso in my casa, no, my castle,” raps Jay Z in his appropriately titled song “Picasso Baby.” Jay Z’s song most certainly stirs up a desire to own some Picasso art bling, which is becoming increasingly important nowadays for the rich and famous. But is such a thing possible for someone who isn’t a wealthy rapper?

Olivier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso, is organizing an online charity raffle to practically give away “Man in the Opera Hat,” a 1914 painting by his gramps that’s worth about $1 million. For the lean price of €100 (~$135), this painting could be hanging above someone’s living room couch next to that awesome $10 thrift store landscape painting.

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