The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Raffle Ticket Nets Picasso for Italian Woman

    "Everything you can imagine is real." That quote from Pablo Picasso helps explain how a 58-year-old Italian woman stumbled into owning one of his works. With an estimated value of $1.1 million, Nature Morte, a 1921 oil painting of a glass of absinthe and a newspaper, was the top prize in a raffle to benefit African water projects. And Claudia Borgogno had the winning ticket — a Christmas gift from her son, who quarantined with her on Northern Italy's Adriatic coast. Borgogno said she'd "never won anything before," while her son predicted the prize would brighten what has been an "awful period."

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