Picasso's electrician reveals artist's 'treasure trove' (BBC News)

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Picasso's electrician reveals artist's 'treasure trove'


The works include a portrait of the late artist's first wife, Olga

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.

According to French newspaper Liberation, the lost Picassos include a watercolour from his Blue Period. Experts say the nine cubist works in Mr Le Guennec's possession are worth 40m euros alone.

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Full article at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11864660
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