271 Picasso works recently discovered

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Succession Picasso

A retired electrician has come forward with a collection of 271 never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso. Pierre Le Guennec, the former electrician who installed burglar alarms for Picasso, claims the trove — a trunk full of art which they stored in their garage — was a gift from Picasso and his second wife. In September, Le Buennec approached Picasso’s son to have the works appraised and authenticated but instead, Picasso’s son, the estate’s administrator, has filed a suit for illegal possession of the art works, accusing Le Guennec of stealing the pieces. The collection, which is estimated to be worth around $80 million, includes sketches, collages, prints and watercolors created between 1900 and 1932. [New York Times, Yahoo News]

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