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November 29, 2010 in Nation/World
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Pierre Le Guennec, former electrician to Pablo Picasso, and his wife Danielle, have come forward with 271 undocumented and never-before-seen works by Picasso, estimated to be worth at least $79.35 million. The electrician and his wife for years squirreled away the staggering trove - which is believed to be authentic - inside a trunk in the garage of their home on the French Riviera.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows the drawing “Olga Accoudee” (“Olga elbowed”) by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows a drawing of a horse by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows an artwork “Papier colle pipe et bouteille” (“Copy paste pipe and bottle”) by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows a drawing of a guitar by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows a drawing of a die by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows the drawing “Nu Assis” (“Sitting nude”) by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows a painting of a hand by Picasso.

Succession Picasso photo

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows the drawing “Nature Morte Verre” (“Still-life Glass”) by Picasso.