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Picasso's Electrician Reveals Artist's 'Treasure Trove'


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Penelope
- 3127 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The treasure trove of 271 pieces includes lithographs, cubist paintings, notebooks and a watercolour and is said to be worth about 60m euros (£50.6m). But the estate's administrators have filed a case for alleged illegal receipt of the works of art.



   

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Penelope P (222)
Monday November 29, 2010, 10:26 am
The treasure trove of 271 pieces includes lithographs, cubist paintings, notebooks and a watercolour and is said to be worth about 60m euros (50.6m).

But the estate's administrators have filed a case for alleged illegal receipt of the works of art.

According to French newspaper Liberation, the lost Picassos include a watercolour from his Blue Period. Experts say the nine cubist works in Mr Le Guennec's possession are worth 40m euros alone.
Legal battle

The electrician installed burglar alarm systems at Picasso's numerous houses in France, including his villa in Cannes, during the three years before the artist died in 1973.

In September, Mr Le Guennec approached the artist's estate in an attempt to get the canvases authenticated by Picasso's son, Claude.

But Claude Picasso dismissed Mr Le Guennec's explanation about how he came into possession of the art works.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 3:04 pm
"electrifying"
 

linda b (186)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 4:53 pm
I don't know what the truth here would be, thank you Penelope
 
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