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1st Edition  -  2013

The Winner

Jeffrey Gonano, a 25 years old American from Wexford, Pennsylvania, is a project manager in a fire sprinkler contracting firm.

His ticket was drawn by a Court Officer at Sotheby's, Paris, on December 18, 2013.

He now owns a Picasso valued at over $1 million.

The Project

4.8 million euros raised to the benefit of the International Association to Save Tyre, an ancient city in southern Lebanon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The funds have been used to build a 1500 m2 handicraft village on the outskirts of Tyre, in the middle of an orange orchard. The purpose is to revive ancient handicraft techniques, create employment and boost economic development.

The village was inaugurated on September 10, 2017, in the presence of Hervé de Charette, former foreign minister of France, and the French ambassador to Lebanon. 

The Painting

L'Homme au Gibus, Pablo Picasso, 1914

© Succession Picasso, Paris, 2013

A drawing by Pablo Picasso, "L'Homme au Gibus" is gouache ink on paper, measuring 30.5cm by 24cm, drawn in 1914 and signed in the top right corner

Certificate of authenticity signed by Maya Picasso (daughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter) and Claude Ruiz-Picasso (son of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot).

The drawing was estimated in 2013 at $1 million.