Ok I have a Picasso painting that has been in storage since 1972. It comes with a letter of Authenticity along with two other signed prints from the artist. I have looked online and have only come across one other picture of the painting I have and it was itself a reprint of the painting. The woman I got this from is 96 years old and swears that it is the real deal and is a painting from Picasso. I know the two prints that came with it are real and signed by him so I'm wondering if this could actually be one of his paintings. Am I a fool for thinking this or is the real one holed up somewhere in a private collection or museum? Everything this woman has told me so far is true, from a rare 1876 gold mint coin to records signed by The Beatles, so could she be right in telling me its an actual painting and not a reprint?
The only way to know if it is in fact a real original Picasso painting is to get it authenticated by Pablo Picasso's son, Claude Picasso, or his granddaughter, Diana Widmaier Picasso. Both of their contact information is below. I am not sure what the process is but I am sure you will have to submit photos and provenance information to them. Best of luck. Andrew Evans
Diana Widmaier Picasso
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