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Painting attributed to Picasso found in Ardebil
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TEHRAN – A painting believed to be by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso has recently been discovered in a village in the northwestern Iranian province of Ardebil.
The 33x25cm painting was found by the Committee for Fighting against Contraband and Currency Trafficking when an individual from the village of Oltan near the town of Parsabad was looking for a customer to buy the artwork, the director the Ardebil Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department told the Persian service of MNA on Monday.
Yahya Naqizadeh said that Ardebil cultural heritage experts have examined the painting and have attested to its originality.
“However, the painting first needs to be studied more carefully with special tests for final verification,” he added.
He also said that an investigation has been undertaken to determine how the painting found its way to the small village.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. He was famous for being the innovator of the artistic concept of cubism.

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