Friday, 31 December, 2010
Le Guennec, a seventy-one-year-old electrician has been sued after his
appearance with 271 paintings by Pablo Picasso – a famous Spanish artist, these
ones have been known for the first time.
estimated that this collection is worth about 60 million euros (82 million US
dollars). In the early year, Pierre Le Guennec wrote a letter to Claude Picasso
who is Picasso’s son and the manager who is managing his heritage in order to
authenticate those paintings. Finally, they met together in September.
Guennec said he put a lot of alarms in the mansion of Picasso in three years
before his death in 1973. At that time, Le Guennec was often given Picasso’s
paintings as the gifts by him and his wife.
authenticated these 271 paintings. However, Picasso’s inheritors thought that
these paintings were stolen. Claude Picasso rejected Le Guennec’s speech and
confirmed that his father had never given so many paintings to anyone like
Picasso’s inheritors sued Le Guennec, officials of the department against
illegally dealing cultural artworks confiscated the whole collection of
Picasso’s paintings in the house of Le Guennec in Cote d’Azur in the south-east
region of France.
(Collected and translated
by Lan Phuong)