An art dealer (this story is authentic) bought a canvas signed “Picasso” and travelled all the way to Cannes to discover whether it was genuine. Picasso was working in his studio. he cast a single look at the canvas and said: “It’s a fake.”
A few months later the dealer bought another canvas signed Picasso. Again he travelled to Cannes and again Picasso, after a single glance, grunted: “It’s a fake.”
“But cher maitre,” expostulated the dealer, “it so happens that I saw you with my own eyes working on this very picture several years ago.”
Picasso shrugged: “I often paint fakes.”
did Picasso ever paint equations, and was not all his art fake art in the eyes of a real artist like Munch, sorry I mean da Vinci. The uncle of my father was an art critique (as I have mentioned before) and he wrote a piece in main newspaper on how Munch pictures were not art but dirt.