PICASSO HOUSE IS A MASTERPIECE
Which would you rather spend £17 million on – a Picasso painting or the house where it was created? That is the dilemma facing wealthy art lovers after Picasso’s former home in the South of France recently came up for sale.
It’s where he lived with his wife Jacqueline Roque from 1961 until 1973, the year he died, aged 91 years old. It was picked by Picasso as the perfect spot to get away from it all. The painter loved the property’s idyllic views over the Bay of Cannes, and the pretty town of Mougins below, inspiring a prolific period of creativity.
After Jacqueline died in 1986 the property remained empty for 30 years. It was then bought by a Dutch investor who spent two years restoring the property. It now includes a guest house, pool, gym, spa and a wine cellar.
The villa is to be auctioned on October 12, with a starting bid of £17.7 million.
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