Couple sentenced in Picasso's stolen artworks trial

Couple Receives Sentence In Picasso's Stolen Artworks Trial
Couple Receives Sentence In Picasso's Stolen Artworks Trial


Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the world's greatest artists, so it's not surprising that some people would try to benefit off his artwork.

A French couple has received a two year suspended sentence following a trial regarding stolen works of the famed painter.

A court in Grasse, France found Pierre le Guennec and his wife Danielle guilty of possessing 271 original pieces by Picasso that were stored in the pair's garage for nearly four decades.

75-year-old Pierre wasn't happy with the ruling. Since the beginning he's been adamant that the artist and his wife gave him the artwork while he was working on Picasso's property.

Pierre stated, "We're disappointed. We're honest people. Perhaps we don't know how to speak..."

The artist's family said the pieces were never given to the couple.

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