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Picasso stash found

Picasso stash found – posted by James Mann on November 29, 2010 07:29

Picasso stash found

Picasso’s electrician reveals artist’s ‘treasure trove’

A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist.

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).

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.

How he got the stuff sounds fishy, but the discovery of unseen works from the master is good news.

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