The same seller, the
the two pictures above
The very same story goes with all the sellers pictures, the seller whose name is Ecco Corps:
This artwork was given
by Picasso to Douglas Cooper (1911-1984) a well known art curator,
critic, art historian and personal friend.
There is no evidence that
the two pictures were given to Mr. Cooper by Picasso.
The seller, Ecco Corps:
The seller, Ecco Corps:
"These drawings are part of a
collection that was donated to Ecco Corps, a non-profit conservation
cooperation operating in South Africa. All proceeds from this sale are
to fund community conservation efforts around the World. For more
information on Ecco Corps and Community conservation efforts please
email, as eBay does not allow the posting of website addresses.br> A
letter from Ecco Corps giving the history of the artwork and provenance
will accompany this sale. A certified copy of a letter from Paloma
Picasso referencing an exhibit of this collection, as well as a copy of
a handwritten letter by Maya W. Picasso also referencing the collection
will accompany this artwork as provenance for the collection".
Only letters from Paloma and Maya
Picasso are referred to that confirm an exhibition of a collection, not
the fact that the two pictures were part of this collection. This is the
same as saying that you have a letter from a museum telling that an
exhibition has occurred by some artist. Nothing whatsoever can be used
as a documentation for the pictures shown here 1) to be done by Picasso, 2) that they were handed over to
Mr. Cooper and finally3) that
they were part of the exhibition mentioned above.
At the internet address http://www.eccocorps.org Ecco Corps appears more
or less anonymous, no names, no address or other important piece of
information, just a single e-mail assumes somebody at the end of the
One can be
surprised that a firm, who according to their own piece of information
have been given a number of valuable paintings, where the money is meant
to poor African people and humanitarian work, do not try to sell at the
highest bidder but sell at eBay 10 to 20 times below the market price.
surely could indicate that Ecco Corps were given the information that
the paintings in question are forgeries, and this is the reason for
selling at eBay, where one would normally not sell genuine paintings,
watercolour, gouache or drawings by Picasso or other famous names. And
certainly not for a dollar and a dime.
There seams to
be some untrustworthy fakery about this Ecco Corps project.
Read also what
the eBay expert Allan Bamberger writes about this mysterious Ecco Corps
Bamberger's main domaine