Who's hiding in Picasso's 'Blue Room'?

June 19, 2014 7:40 PM

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Who's hiding in Picasso's 'Blue Room'?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Art experts will be combing the archives, analysing correspondence and scrutinizing sketches and photographs to try to identity a mystery man whose portrait was discovered hidden under "The Blue Room," a 1901 painting by Pablo Picasso.

Infrared scans revealed the image of a well-dressed gentleman under "The Blue Room," painted during the artist's early days in Paris. Art experts are eager to learn who the man was, how he was connected to Picasso, and why his portrait was painted over.

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