“Picasso” Painting Seized in Turkey

In the latest art crime, a so-called ‘Picasso” has just been seized in Eastern Turkey, along with several other works believed to belong to a museum in Iraq.

Except they don’t. They couldn’t.  At least, not the Picasso, which is dated 1939 and bears the artist’s signature — and which the suspects allegedly planned to sell for $5 million.

Because (once again) Artinfo.com is having tech problems, I’m unable to upload an image of the “work.” But you can see the one available image of it here.  May it stand as one of the most practical reasons, if nothing else, to promote art history education in the schools.

 

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