Antonio Banderas and Friends Talk Picasso, Genius & More at Sotheby’s

National Geographic's and Sotheby's Lunch for "Genius: Picasso"
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On 20 April, Sotheby’s and National Geographic celebrated the channel’s new series Genius: Picasso, led by Antonio Banderas’s passionate portrayal of artist. In a gallery installed with Picasso works from Sotheby’s upcoming sales, guests dined and listened as Banderas and fellow cast members Samantha Colley (Dora Maar) and Clémence Poésy (Françoise Gilot) talked about playing larger-than-life characters. Also present was Picasso biographer John Richardson, who shared personal recollections of the artist. The conversation, led by author Amanda Foreman, also featured Genius director Ken Biller and Sotheby’s Simon Shaw. Click ahead for images from the event, and browse works by Picasso here.

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Antonio Banderas and Friends Talk Picasso, Genius & More at Sotheby’s

  • Photographs by Anthony Behar/National Geographic/PictureGroup.
    Ken Biller, Samantha Colley, Cleménce Poésy, John Richardson, Antonio Banderas, Alex Rich
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Kenneth Biller, Samantha Colley, Clemence Poesy, John Richardson, Antonio Banderas and Alex Rich attend a Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
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    Cleménce Poésy and Simon Shaw
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: Clemence Poesy attends the Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/National Geographic/PictureGroup)
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    Sebastian Roché, Robert Sheehan, Seth Gabel
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: Sebastian Roche, Robert Sheehan, Laure Sudreau and Seth Gabel attend the Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/National Geographic/PictureGroup)
  • Anthony Behar/ National Geograph/Anthony Behar/ National Geograph
    John Richardson and Antonio Banderas in front of Henri Matisse’s Océanie, La Mer at Sotheby’s.
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: (L-R) John Richardson, Picasso Biographer and actor Antonio Banderas attend a Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
  • Anthony Behar/ National Geograph/Anthony Behar/ National Geograph
    Carolyn Bernstein, Antonio Banderas and Courteney Monroe
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Carolyn Bernstein, EVP, Scripted Programming, National Geographic Global Networks, Antonio Banderas and Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, attend a Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
  • Anthony Behar/ National Geograph/Anthony Behar/ National Geograph
    National Geographic's and Sotheby's Lunch for "Genius: Picasso"
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Colin Bailey, Dr. Marijana Feder and Dr. Theodore Feder, President of the Artists Rights Group, attend a Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
  • Anthony Behar/ National Geograph/Anthony Behar/ National Geograph
    T.R. Knight and Courteney Monroe
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Actor T.R. Knight and Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, attend a Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
  • Anthony Behar/ National Geograph/Anthony Behar/ National Geograph
    National Geographic's and Sotheby's Lunch for "Genius: Picasso"
    NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 20: Movie Posters on display at the Sotheby's lunch and private preview of works by Picasso in conjunction with the National Geographic show "Genius: Picasso" at Sotheby's on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/ National Geographic/PictureGroup)
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