An elderly electrician in Paris has come and and said he owns a few hundred never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso. Apparently, he did security alarm wiring at Picasso's French homes and got pretty chummy with him. Pretty savvy of the guy to take artwork over cash payment; hard to think a little electrical work would pay off to the tune of $80 million, which is what the early guess on the value of the works is pegged at. It's yet to be authenticated. From Bloomberg:
"A French electrician who claims to own 271 unknown works by Pablo Picasso, valued at $80 million, has sent a shock wave throughout the country’s legal and artistic community, according to the Paris daily newspaper Liberation.
The paper says Pierre Le Guennec, who installed burglar alarm systems at Picasso’s numerous residences in France before the artist died in 1973, approached the artist’s estate in September in an attempt to get the canvases authenticated by Picasso’s son, Claude Picasso."