Evansville Museum Discovers Rare Picasso Painting
According to the article on the Courier and Press’s website, in 1963 an industrial designer by the name of Raymond Loewy, donated the Picasso painting to the museum after believing it was a painting inspired by Picasso, but not actually painted by him. Turns out after 50 years in storage, he was wrong!
The painting is called “Seated Woman With Red Hat” (pretty clever name, Mr. Picasso…). It is believed that this is rare for Picasso because between the years of 1954-1956, he made 50 or more colored works in fused or fired glass. Also, I just want to state that I totally didn’t know Picasso was alive that recently, I thought he was like van Gogh era and I found out he died in 1973, you learn something new everyday.
Okay I got sidetracked here, the thing is this is cool. Who would have thought that here in Evansville our very own museum would have an extremely rare Pablo Picasso piece hiding in storage. The museum is planning on selling the piece, although it’s not quite sure how much it will go for. A 1964 painting done by Picasso was sold at an auction in 2010 for $106.5 million. I’m just upset that I didn’t find this piece in my attic… dang it! I hope after the painting sells, whoever found it gets a nice bonus though!
What would you do if you found something like this?!