80-year-old electrician convicted of hiding Picasso's works in his garage

Pierre Le Guennec leaving the court in Lyon. Photo: September 2019

Pierre Le Guennec leaving the court in Lyon. Photo: September 2019

  |  Romain Lafabregue/AFP

According to Pierre Le Guennec, the Spanish painter offered him 180 works

One fine day in September 2010, a man who said he was the former electrician of Pablo Picasso entered the office in Paris where the Picasso estate is run, carrying a suitcase filled with 271 of the Spaniard's artworks.

The electrician, Pierre Le Guennec, had traveled from his home in southern France with his wife, Danielle. He said he wanted to authenticate 180 watercolor paintings, lithographs and Cubist collages, as well as two notebooks with 91 drawings.

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