Caveat emptor: a Pende mask from Picasso’s collection ? (now in English)

Pende mask forged Picasso signature

As you know I’m very interested in old collection numbers inscribed on African objects, so I found the following story rather fascinating. Boudewijn Meijer from Artwis.com has translated the German news story about a court case featuring a Pende mask with a fake Picasso signature: “Berlin’s Picasso Mystery: an African mask, a forger, art dealers and a gynecologist“. I had previously posted about it here, but now the original article is also available in English, plus some additional thoughts by the author – definitely worth the read.