Thursday, March 16, 2006

Is this a real Picasso?

Costco sold this crayon drawing for $39,999 last year, with a putative certificate of authenticity by Picasso's daughter Maya Widmaier-Picasso. But is this really a Picasso? The daughter now says the certificate was forged. As for the print, it may be a fake, too. (More here)

I visited the Picasso museum in Paris last summer. Even if this crayon print were a Picasso (I have serious doubts), it would not be on my favorite Picassos list. And I love his body of work.

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