Darling, Have You Seen My Missing $1 Million Picasso Painting?


Yes, hello, it’s Wilma, Wilma Tisch. So sorry to bother you, but have you seen my missing Picasso painting?

It’s the one he painted of his mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, back in 1928. Worth about $1 million, I think. It might be in storage or getting repaired, I’m always misplacing these things, you know how it is. Last week it was a $75 million Rothko, this week it’s this. Although, I suppose I haven’t seen it in a few years now. Funny how these things get away from you.

Oh hold on — hold on, it’s my lawyer, Luke, on the other line.

[Muffled voices.] Oh, I see. Okay, I see.

Seems as if a housekeeper lifted it off me and sold it to a Miami art investor. He went ahead and sold it to another art dealer.

Oh, how dreadful. How very dreadful.

Darling, Have You Seen My Missing Picasso?