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Picasso Paintings Found in Electrician’s House, Liberation Says

A French electrician who claims to own 271 unknown works by Pablo Picasso, valued at $80 million, has sent a shock wave throughout the country’s legal and artistic community, according to the Paris daily newspaper Liberation.

The paper says Pierre Le Guennec, who installed burglar alarm systems at Picasso’s numerous residences in France before the artist died in 1973, approached the artist’s estate in September in an attempt to get the canvases authenticated by Picasso’s son, Claude Picasso.