Picasso’s Madame Picasso was bequeathed to the National Gallery in 1983 as a part of the Chester Dale Collection.
Dale purchased the painting from Paul Rosenberg in 1930, a prominent art dealer who worked closely with Picasso and Georges Braque. Dale lived in the Plaza Hotel. Here’s hoping that every transaction ended with, “Credit Card? You’ve got it,” and that he spent $967 on room service on THE REG.
Who’s living the life better — Chester Dale or Kevin McCallister? Tough call. Really tough call.