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An electrician kept hundreds of Picasso’s paintings

Friday, 31 December, 2010

Pierre 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.
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Experts 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.

Le 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.

Experts 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 that.

After 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)