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'Picasso' painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake; Original is in the hands of MoMA
File photograph of Pablo Picasso taken in 1908.
PARIS (AFP).- A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.

The organisation said the canvas is a copy of a 1940 work by the great Spanish artist, "Woman Dressing Her Hair" -- and the original is in the hands of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

MoMA confirmed to AFP that the original, a portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover and muse Dora Maar, was part of its collection.

The painting seized in Turkey is most certainly "a copy", the Paris-based Picasso Administration said.

Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency had reported Saturday that police had recovered the original "Woman Dressing Her Hair" and that it had been stolen from a collector in New York.

It was seized in an undercover operation in Istanbul targeting alleged art thieves who were attempting to sell it for $7 million.

Turkish police, posing as potential buyers, met the prospective sellers at a hotel and then at a yacht in an Istanbul marina, the report said. 

Dora Maar, Picasso's longtime muse, is depicted in the painting in grotesque fashion, with a sunken ribcage, swollen stomach and enormous feet.



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