Monday, November 29, 2010

Picasso Update

Staggering Picasso trove turns up in France - Yahoo! News: "PARIS – A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least euro60 million ($79.35 million), an administrator of the artist's estate said Monday.

The couple for years squirreled away the staggering trove — which is believed to be authentic, but whose origin is unclear — in their garage on the French Riviera, said Picasso Administration lawyer Jean-Jacques Neuer.

The cache, dating from the artist's most creative period from 1900 to 1932, includes lithographs, portraits, watercolors, and sketches — plus nine Cubist collages said to be worth euro40 million alone, according to French daily Liberation, which first reported Monday on the discovery."


Dan said...

I'm waiting for the shoe to drop.

Deb said...

Yeah, every time I have an electrician out to fix a fuse box, I ply him with priceless art treasures and even help him load them into his van!