New twists are emerging in the case of the missing Picassos we wrote about a few weeks back.
It is now believed that more than 60 works owned by the Spanish artist’s step-daughter Catherine Hutin-Blay were sold without her consent by the Parisian art dealer Olivier Thomas.
It is also thought that some of these were bought by the Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who is currently suing Thomas’s business partner Yves Bouvier.
Hutin-Blay’s attorney has therefore asked the judge to extend the scope of the investigation.
“One thing is for sure,” Hutin-Blay’s lawyer Anne-Sophie Nardon told The Art Newspaper, “this case is extremely serious and much bigger that we first thought.”