Pierre Le Guennec with his wife Danielle
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Picasso electrician must return piecess to artist's family

An elderly electrician has been ordered to return more than 200 Pablo Picasso works after a court found him guilty of possessing stolen goods.

Pierre Le Guennec, 75, and his wife Danielle were also given a two-year suspended sentence after hiding the pieces at his home in Grasse, France, for nearly 40 years.

He claimed Picasso had given him the treasure trove before he died in 1973.

The works will now be returned to the Picasso Administration.

David Campanale reports.

  • 20 Mar 2015