Geneva’s business newspaper, L’AGEFI, has obtained some of the documents in the accusation that Yves Bouvier sold works by Picasso that were stolen from his heir, Catherine Hutin-Blay. The story is not easily quoted.
So let us briefly paraphrase it to say that they have letters in the case that confirm Hutin-Blay used Bouvier’s storage and transportation facilities. She also received money that seems to confirm the transaction that she now claims never took place.
What could have motivated Hutin-Blay to participate in this accusation remains somewhat of a mystery because it has drawn scrutiny to the deal:
Agefi was able to consult a confidential four-page document sent on November 5 to Anne-Sophie Nardon, lawyer Catherine Hutin-Blay Parisian judge Isabelle Rich-Flament. Now this letter implicitly acknowledges that Picasso’s stepdaughter knows Yves Bouvier.
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