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Picasso's Electrician Goes on Trial Over Lost Stash

Pierre Le Guennec says painter gave him 271 works, estate begs to differ

(Newser) - Would Picasso have donated 271 works to an electrician who worked for him for a few years in southeast France? A French court began to contemplate that mystery today at the start of a three-day trial of Pierre Le Guennec and his wife, Danielle. They claim that the artist, or...

Picasso Biographer: Lost Painting Stash Must Be Stolen

No way Picasso would part with some of these gems

(Newser) - Pablo Picasso’s biographer doesn’t buy Pierre Le Guennec’s story that the great artist just gave him 271 lost or unknown works in exchange for electrical work. The works must have been from a large collection Picasso was forced to remove from his Paris apartment when the French...

Electrician Reveals Trove of Lost Picassos

Legal battle looms over 271 previously unseen works

(Newser) - A retired electrician has come forward with a treasure trove of 271 previously unseen paintings and sketches from Pablo Picasso, which he says the master painter gave him after he helped install alarm systems in several of his homes, the AFP reports. There’s just one problem: Picasso’s heirs...

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