Authenticity of Costco Picassos Called into Question It was an amusing story last year when Costco sold a couple of genuine Picasso drawings. This week, Costco's Web site was offering a Picasso drawing of a bullfight, for nearly $150,000. But now the news is that they may be fakes. Picasso's daughter told the New York Times that the certificates of authenticity she signed were forged. Costco says it's investigating.
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Authenticity of Costco Picassos Called into Question

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It was an amusing story last year when Costco sold a couple of genuine Picasso drawings. This week, Costco's Web site was offering a Picasso drawing of a bullfight, for nearly $150,000. But now the news is that they may be fakes. Picasso's daughter told the New York Times that the certificates of authenticity she signed were forged. Costco says it's investigating.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. It was an amusing story last year when Costco sold a couple of genuine Picasso drawings, and this week Costco's Web site was offering a Picasso drawing of a bullfight for nearly $150,000. But now the news is if they may be fakes. Picasso's daughter told The New York Times that the Certificates of Authenticity she signed were forged. Costco says it's investigating; but of course, the art like all items at Costco can be returned. This is MORNING EDITION.

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