Rare Picasso Found in Evansville Museum
(photo courtesy of Michael Wheatley, Evansville Museum)
A piece of art believed to have been inspired by Pablo Picasso in an Evansville museum, actually turned out to be an original work of art.
Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science Curator Mary Bower says there are only approximately 50 of these glass works of art done by Picasso.
Bower says their research has found Picasso worked with a French studio to make the layered glass art. Bower says their research has also found it's not financially feasible to insure, display and secure the art in their museum.
Bower says the museum's Board of Trustees has contracted with Guernsey's of New York to auction the item. She says it could be auctioned off within 6 months.