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Pablo Picasso’s electrician reveals treasure trove of unknown works

Pablo Picasso’s former electrician has come forward with the astounding news that he owns 271 previously unknown artworks from the artist.

The treasure trove of 271 pieces includes lithographs, cubist paintings, notebooks and a watercolour and is said to be worth about 60m euros (£50.6m).

Pierre Le Guennec, 71, reportedly says Picasso gave him the works as gifts.

But the estate’s administrators have filed a case for alleged illegal receipt of the works of art.

According to French newspaper Liberation, the lost Picassos include a watercolour from his Blue Period. Experts say the nine cubist works in Mr Le Guennec’s possession are worth 40m euros alone.

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