The Easel

The Battle for Picasso’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

Picasso holds an endless fascination. When he died his estate contained 45,000 works (mostly uncatalogued) but no will. Family squabbles and ongoing authentication issues abound but there is no doubt about ongoing interest. “In 2016 he is the most reproduced, most widely exhibited, most faked, most stolen, and most pirated artist in the world …. “Everyone wants a piece of Picasso.””