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Authenticating a Picasso Drawing

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Femme retenant son peignoir, c. 1923 (Lot 601, Estimate $30,000-$50,000)

Provenance research can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, where sometimes what you find is a strong thread. Such was the case with a Picasso drawing that will be sold on May 16, 2014 in the American & European Works of Art auction at Skinner in Boston.

George Leslie Stout, the Fogg Art Museum’s first conservation department head, articulated the best practices for art authentication as a “three-legged stool,” and his model is still generally accepted today.… Read More

Pablo Picasso Jewelry

Silver “Satyr” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 184, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Pablo Picasso is best known for paintings that changed the face of modern art. However, he was much more than just a painter. Picasso experimented with artistic techniques and created works in many different media, including sculpture, prints, ceramics, and jewelry.

Early in his career, Pablo Picasso made a series of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, most likely cast in the south of France with the assistance of his dentist, Dr.… Read More