Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Endless Lunch With Picasso

Think you've seen enough Picassos?  Not a chance. You are not permitted to leave the table...expect a couple of books, films and souvenirs to emerge following the recent find of nearly 300 previously unknown works by the 20th century master. And thanks to a retired electrician and his wife, Pierre Le Guennec.

But the heirs are not pleased and a giant legal battle is on its way.  One of the delicious quotes coming out:

"When Picasso made just a little drawing on a metro ticket, he would keep it," said Jean-Jacques Neuer, a lawyer for Picasso's estate. "To think he could have given 271 works of art to somebody who isn't even known among his friends is of course absurd."

Read the full story here.

Caption from AP: This photo provided Monday Nov. 29, 2010 by the Succession Picasso shows an artwork "Papier colle pipe et bouteille" by Picasso. 

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 euro 60 million ($79.35 million), an administrator of the artist's estate said Monday.


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