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An artist in his workshop shows a painting assumed to be made by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in the village of Fakaha on January 24, 2019. - Whether in tourist brochures or online, it is not unusual to find references to Picasso's reputed visit to Fakaha, a remote village in northern Ivory Coast, some 650 kilometres (400 miles) from Abidjan, the economic capital. A whole mythology has grown up around the question of Africa and Picasso, who never spoke of having been to Fakaha. (Photo by SIA KAMBOU / AFP)

Picasso in I.Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

The similarity between his works and those of Fakaha artists, a self-portrait, and other traces of Picasso's visit to Fakaha