Sunday, August 19, 2012

Authentic Picasso Found In Indiana

"The staff at the Evansville Museum in Evansville, Ind. didn’t exactly foresee that scenario — but it’s most definitely real. The piece, now identified as Picasso’s Seated Woman with Red Hat, had been erroneously cataloged as one 'inspired' by Picasso and instead credited to an artist named 'Gemmaux,' the Evansville Courier & Press reports. Gemmaux, it turns out, is simply the plural of 'gemmail,' which refers to the fired-glass technique used in creating the piece."

"In 1963, industrial designer Raymond Loewy donated the piece to the museum, where it sat in storage until New York auction house Guernsey’s decided to inquire. The museum voted on Tuesday to authorize the auction house to sell Seated Woman with Red Hat privately, citing concerns about maintenance and insurance costs."
 You can read more (including a photo of the piece) in Time magazine HERE.

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