Monday, November 29, 2010

Pablo Picasso - Discovery in Southern France

A retired electrician in southern France who
 worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds
of previously unknown works by the artist.
A retired Electrician has the treasure trove of 271 pieces which include lithographs, cubist paintings, notebooks and a watercolour and is said to be worth about 60m euros (£50.6m).Pierre Le Guennec, 71, reportedly says Picasso gave him the works as gifts. 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.

It would appear that The Lawyers will have to work this one out but from the outside it appears rather surprising that Picasso would have Gifted so many Art Pieces to his electrician.