Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wish you could be an art collector but can never afford the price tag of the pieces you'd truly want? There is hope for those attending the world-famous Southeby's Paris this week. Today, December 12, they will be raffling off a $1 million dollar original Picasso masterpiece - the 1914 cubist drawing L'homme au Gibus, Man with Opera Hat - for only 100 euros, or $130.00.

The International Association for the Safeguard of Tyr owns the Picasso currently, and hopes to raise $5 million euros ($6.9 million dollars) to protect the ancient Lebanese city of Tyr, a UNESCO heritage site. Pablo Picasso's grandson, Oliver Picasso, started the Christmas raffle online in April, and capped the number sold at 50,000.

Photo credit: Remy de la Mauviniere/AP Photo