Picasso painting found in the closet brought the owner thousands of dollars

A forgotten painting by Pablo Picasso, found in the closet of a resident of the American state of Maine, was sold at auction. It is reported by Fox News.

The auction was held in Massachusetts. During the auction, the cost of a canvas measuring 40 by 40 centimeters reached 150 thousand dollars. Within 120 days, the buyer must confirm the authenticity of the find with the “Picasso Administration” – a foundation engaged in the examination of Picasso’s works, as well as the management of intellectual property rights associated with the name of Picasso.

The painting was held in the closet for about 50 years. According to experts, it is called Le Tricorne (“Tricorne”) and was written in 1919, when the artist was working on sets and costumes for the eponymous production of the Russian Ballet by Sergei Diaghilev at the Alhambra Theater in London.

The former owner of the canvas said that he inherited it along with his great-aunt’s house. According to him, in the 1920s she studied in the UK, and her sister in France.

“Both loved collecting travel items,” he says. “My great-aunt collected rare books and works of art.” The Picasso painting may have been one of the souvenirs she returned to the United States with.

Earlier it was reported that in Italy a woman won a Picasso painting worth a million euros. The painting, painted in 1921, is called Still Life.