One lucky art lover will soon be the owner of an original Picasso, for just €100 (£85), in a charity raffle.
The worldwide raffle, 1 Picasso for 100 Euros, has been organised in support of CARE International with participants having the opportunity to win an original piece of art by Pablo Picasso valued at one million euros. Until 6 January 2020, anyone can buy a €100 raffle ticket via the website www.1picasso100euros.com.
The funds raised will enable 200,000 people to have access to clean water and education through CARE International’s projects in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco.
According to the charity, with 200,000 tickets for sale, the odds of winning are around 700 times higher per ticket than winning the Euromillions jackpot, for example.
The painting, Nature Morte, oil on canvas, dates 1921, is currently being exhibited in the Picasso Museum in Paris until January 2020.
The raffle is being organised by the association Aider les autres and based on an original idea by Péri Cochin, French TV show host and producer.
“There are so many people who need help around the world. We wanted to make something different to enable lots of people to take part in charity actions.”
Philippe Lévêque, CARE France CEO, added:
“Two hundred million hours a day: that is how much time women and girls spend collecting water in the world. Think about what they could do instead with that time: get an education, start their own businesses… This raffle will help us change the lives of 200,000 people in the world. Access to water is a key factor of development.”
A similar charity raffle took place in 2013. A 24-year-old American won the prize, a 1914 Cubist drawing. The raffle is set to become an annual event. Each year, a new cause will be supported and a new Picasso will be won.
Editor’s update (6 January 2020)
The organisers have postponed the draw to 30th March 2020, in order to maximise the funds collected and deliver on their promise to bring clean water to 200,000 people in Madagascar, Cameroon and Morocco.
They added that “the painting will continue to be on display at the Picasso Museum and under no circumstances will the draw be postponed beyond 30th March 2020.”
Copyright painting: Nature Morte, Pablo Picasso 1921 © Succession Picasso, Paris, 2019
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