Picasso's 'Little Guitar' recovered from Italian businessman's shoebox

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London, Dec 30 (ANI): Spanish painter/sculptor Picasso's 'Little Guitar', a sculpture he had made for his daughter Paloma, has been recovered by the police from a shoebox in the home of an Italian businessman.

According to the Roman police, Picasso had given the toy to his friend, Italian artist Giuseppe Vittorio Parisi, reports the Telegraph.

Parisi loaned the sculpture to the unnamed businessman two years ago to allow him to build a glass showcase for "Little Guitar" to be exhibited at the civic museum on Lake Maggiore.

But the unnamed businessman never returned the work, and kept it in a shoebox in his home in Pomezia.

When Parisi died in January, his widow alerted police that the "Little Guitar" was still in the hands of the businessman.

Carabinieri Capt. Gabriele De Pascalis said the businessman now faced charges of fraud and that the guitar was now heading to the museum. (ANI)

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