Head of a Young Woman

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Head of a Young Woman is a painting by Pablo Picasso.[1] It belonged to Jaime Botín, a billionaire Spanish banker.[1] On September 12, 2017, the judge Enrique Presa sent Botín to jail, fined him 133 million and confiscated the painting.[2] Apparently, Botín had tried to smuggle it into Corsica, France to later sell it in Geneva, Switzerland, thereby violating the non-exportability status that the Spanish Government had granted the painting.[2] If Botín is eventually considered guilty, the picture would become the property of the Kingdom of Spain.


  1. ^ a b Kim Willsher, €25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban, The Guardian, August 4, 2015
  2. ^ a b eldiario.es. "El juez manda al banquillo a Jaime Botín por contrabando del Picasso y le impone 133 millones de fianza". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-12-07.