Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France
Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France
A retired French electrician and his wife say they stashed hundreds of never-before-seen works estimated to be worth at least $80 million in their garage. The works are believed to be authentic, but it's not quite clear how they came to be in the couple's possession. picked by bingo 4 months ago
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 cecilber...
4 months ago
His wife used to work in a bordello that Picasso frequented. He paid her in drawings and paintings.
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 deedlezx
4 months ago
it makes me mad how the son is charging them with theft and taking them to court. its kinda bogus, how can he prove they stole them if they were never even documented to begin with?? he didn't know they existed, and the couple is definitely old enough to have some truth to their story.
why do people have to immediately jump to the negative conclusion, sheesh.
i hope this turns out well for all involved parties, it will be a great discovery.
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 tonynori...
4 months ago
Ahhh...thats where i left them... forgot about those...
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 2manyuse...
4 months ago
« deedlezx:it makes me mad how the son is charging them with theft and taking them to court. its kinda bogus, how can he prove they stole them if they were never even documented to begin with?? he didn't know they existed, and the couple is definitely old enough to have some truth to their story.
why do people have to immediately jump to the negative conclusion, sheesh.
i hope this turns out well for all involved parties, it will be a great discovery.
His age has no bearing. No one is disputing the fact that he installed burglar alarms for Picasso during a 3-year stint.

What is in dispute is whether the father went against his what his son claims was his normal procedures.

It does seem odd that he would give the man nearly 300 works of a very wide assortment. All of which may or may not be signed. It is more logical that he might have given a couple of pieces and that he would have signed and dedicated them.

It can't be proven one way or the other but the old man's story does sound very fishy
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 deedlezx
4 months ago
« 2manyusernames : His age has no bearing. No one is disputing the fact that he installed burglar alarms for Picasso during a 3-year stint.

What is in dispute is whether the father went against his what his son claims was his normal procedures.

It does seem odd that he would give the man nearly 300 works of a very wide assortment. All of which may or may not be signed. It is more logical that he might have given a couple of pieces and that he would have signed and dedicated them.

It can't be proven one way or the other but the old man's story does sound very fishy
ah true, but still. if they're fake then why take him to court over them and call him a thief?
or is it just him thinking he stole all of them before they could be signed or something of that sort?
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 2manyuse...
4 months ago
« deedlezx : ah true, but still. if they're fake then why take him to court over them and call him a thief?
or is it just him thinking he stole all of them before they could be signed or something of that sort?
I would guess the latter. He probably suspects they were stolen

I don't know how the court would rule or even what it could base a ruling on.

There is no way to prove either side's contention. Even the fact that the painting were brought in to be assessed/authenticated isn't proof they weren't stolen as it could be argued he was hoping for just such a defense.

I am glad I don't have to be the judge in this case.
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 deedlezx
4 months ago
« 2manyusernames : I would guess the latter. He probably suspects they were stolen

I don't know how the court would rule or even what it could base a ruling on.

There is no way to prove either side's contention. Even the fact that the painting were brought in to be assessed/authenticated isn't proof they weren't stolen as it could be argued he was hoping for just such a defense.

I am glad I don't have to be the judge in this case.
yeah that would be a really tough ruling. hopefully they can get something worked out, and hopefully it involves the paintings being real and put on display.
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 celina
4 months ago
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 vipgoto
3 months ago
hi,
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3 months ago
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