Apparently, people will buy just about anything at Costco. But Picasso drawings? Eeek!
Costco Checking Authenticity of Picassos
One of Pablo Picasso's daughters has questioned the authenticity of a drawing listed for sale on Costco Wholesale Corp.'s Web site, and for two others already sold over the past two years as works by the iconic Spanish cubist.
"Picador in a Bullfight," a drawing listed at $145,999.99, was removed from Costco's Web site this week after Maya Widmaier-Picasso questioned its authenticity certificates, and the certificates for the other two works.
Costco has begun probing their authenticity, Jim Sinegal, chief executive of the nation's largest wholesale-club, said Thursday. "We're still trying to ferret out where we're at on this thing," Sinegal said. He said the company had thoroughly researched the authenticity of "Picador in a Bullfight" and the other two before they were offered for sale.