An antidote to coronavirus blues? A Picasso on your wall

LE PECQ, FRANCE (AP) — How’s this as an antidote for coronavirus blues: A genuine painting by Pablo Picasso on your wall. After an eight-week delay caused by France’s COVID-19 lockdown, the Christie’s auction house in Paris hosted a raffle draw yesterday for Nature Morte, an oil on canvas that Picasso painted in 1921. Proceeds will help provide villagers in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco with water — a basic need more essential than ever now for people to wash and protect themselves against the global pandemic. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin