21 March 2015

/

Picasso Garage Hoard Couple Ordered To Return 271 Stolen Artworks

A retired electrician and his wife have been convicted of concealing 271 stolen artworks by Pablo Picasso worth up to £70m/$100m They were ordered to return them  to the artist’s family. The verdict was made yesterday in Grasse in the South of France. The couple claimed Picasso had given them the art treasure trove before […]

17 February 2015

/

Prosecutor Asks For Five-Year Suspended Prison Term For Picasso Theft Couple

Artlyst reported last December that 271 undocumented works by Picasso estimated at a minimum of €60 million (£50 million) were discovered in the possession of Pierre Le Guennec, a retired French electrician, after he and his wife revealed that the paintings drawings and prints, a gift from the artist, had been stored in a garage […]

5 November 2014

/

Accused Picasso Thieves To Finally Stand Trial After Fresh Evidence Comes To Light

News flashed around the world in 2010. “Never before has such an important ensemble of works – completely unknown until now – been found in private hands”, exclaimed Anne Baldassari, then the director of the Musée Picasso in Paris. But the facts behind the discovery of the works are about to be played out in […]

13 June 2011

/

Picasso Works Were Stolen Couple Charged

$80m In Lost Art May Be Returned To Picasso Family We reported last December that 271 undocumented works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least €60 million (£50 million) were discovered in the South of France. Pierre Le Guennec, a retired French electrician and his wife revealed that the paintings drawings and prints, […]