Former Picasso worker is tried for stealing pictures of the artist automatic translate
GRASS. Could Picasso have sacrificed his work to an electrician who had worked for him for several years in a house in the southeast of France?
The decision will be made by the French court, which began to consider the case of Pierre Le Guennet (Pierre Le Guennec) and his wife, Daniel. They claim that the artist or his wife gave them a total of 180 lithographs, collages and paintings, as well as 91 drawings, during 1970, when Le Gwene worked as a master in the artist’s house.
The resulting artwork of Le Gwen stored in his own garage for many decades. All these works of the artist, created mainly between 1900 and 1932, were never shown publicly. If it will be proved that works of art have got to a working illegal way, he faces imprisonment for up to 5 years and 375,000 euros fine for concealing stolen goods.
The case, meanwhile, does not contain convincing evidence of theft, mainly using circumstantial evidence and testimonies from witnesses, many of whom have already died. Convincing facts that would confirm the theft of 40 years ago, it is simply impossible to find. The very fact of having a picture of Le Gwenye was clarified by the occasion.
About five years ago, Le Gwene began to worry about how to leave art objects as an inheritance to his children and turned to the lawyer about it. He wanted to avoid any legal problems for his heirs and therefore contacted the heirs of Picasso. After that, in September 2010, disputed art objects were confiscated by the police at the request of the artist’s heirs.
Le Gwene himself says that some of the works were a gift of the artist’s wife, while the master himself and his wife had no idea of their value. Part of the work was donated by the artist himself, after he in one of the days put things in order in his workshop and «unnecessary» work simply put them in a bag, which he gave to his worker. The lawyer of Picasso’s family is sure that Le Gwene simply took advantage of Picasso’s trust and stole works, to which he had direct access.
It is expected that the court decision will be rendered within a week.
Electrician Picasso received 2 years in prison conditionally
The former electrician Pablo Picasso, Pierre Le Gennes, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for having appropriated 271 works of the famous artist. Works of art will be returned to the heirs of the artist, who are going to donate part of them to one of the museums. The decisive factor in the sentencing was that none of the works are registered in any artist’s catalog and do not have his autograph. Meanwhile, it is known that Picasso always signed his paintings before giving them to anyone.
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