A small guitar which Pablo Picasso had sculptured as a gift for his daughter Paloma has been recovered by the Italian Police.
Two years ago, Parisi, at the age of 92, handed over the little guitar to an Italian businessman and amateur artist who had promised to build a glass showcase for it to be exhibited at the civic museum on Lake Maggiore, but it was never seen again.
After Parisi’s death in January of 2009, his widow asked police to try to find the famous guitar.
She alerted them that the “Little Guitar” was still in the hands of the businessman.Â Police say the unnamed businessman never returned the work, keeping it in a shoebox in his home.
The guitar has never been valued, but is considered to be very valuable because of its originality.
The Italian businessman now faces fraud charges and a 3-10 year prison term.