|Pierre Le Guennec with his wife: Le Guennec contacted the Picasso estate about the previously unknown works. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images|
An extraordinary cache of hundreds of works by Pablo Picasso, painted during his most creative period and worth a conservative estimate of €60m (£50.5m), has been uncovered at the home of a retired French electrician.
And the Hudson Reporter stalwart, Ricardo Kaulessar, reports that the former C.A.S.E. Museum in Downtown Jersey City is re-opening as the Museum of Contemporary Russian Art:
At first, the museum was a repository of art produced by Soviet underground artists of the 1950s-1970s as part of the Soviet Nonconformist art movement, which rebelled against the restrictions of a totalitarian regime. But [museum founder Alexander] Glezer’s dream slowly evolved into a nightmare as exhibits became more haphazard affairs. Stories emerged of artwork being put on the walls at the last minute, and drunken brawls breaking out during parties. The building fell into disuse as many of the émigrés moved away from Jersey City.I love this city!