Picasso painting of a handAn extraordinary cache of hundreds of works by Pablo Picasso, which were unknown for more than a half century, was introduced to the art world by an unassuming retired French electrician.

Art experts suspected they were forgeries, but on close examination many of them were found to carry a numbering system known only to the painter.

A conservative estimate places their worth at €60 million ($78m) and

The man in his 70’s claims the collection of 271 paintings, drawings, sketches and lithographs were gifts from artist. The Picasso estate disputes the claim.

(READ the article at the Guardian)

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