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picasso artwork peices
by Chris L Houghtaling at 22:37 22/04/05 (Forum::Picasso)
Hi Ive been collecting for only about a year now. but have collected several art peices some signed picasso some are not .but all look original one is a metal sculpture three oil paintings a clay plaque and a lithograph.and am looking at a large bird table lamp that looks all picasso with partial signature.does anyone know if picasso made any ceramic table lamps? I also need to get these authenticated how do i go about doing this? any help will be appreciated. Chris H. choughtaling1@yahoo.com

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picasso artwork peices Chris L Houghtaling - 22:37 22/04/05
Re: picasso artwork peices Simon - 09:21 26/04/05
Hi Chris,

You'll need to do lots and lots of in depth research - that's the minimum basis, I think, for embarking on any attempt at establishing the provenance of your collection.

I don't think there are any easy shortcuts. Mark's had a fifteen year quest with the Unknown Masterpiece and even with a considerable number of Picasso scholars agreeing that the work bears all the hallmarks of being authentic, in the end it comes down to whether the Picasso estate will acknowledge the work or not - and in the case of the Unknown Masterpiece, they won't.

Picasso's output was prodigious, so there's a lot of work with which to compare your collection. You'll need good quality photographs of the details of your items so you can take them to show to experts (at museums, galleries and so on).

If you've already got a website with pictures, I'd love to see it (not that I'm any kind of scholar, of course) so please feel free to post the address.

Best of luck with your quest!

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