A villa in Mougins, near Cannes, where Pablo Picasso spent his last years, is put up for auction for € 20 million, according to The ArtDaily portal. There are three buildings on its territory - the main building, the guest building and for the servants. They have 15 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The future owner of Mas de Notre Dame de Vie will also have a swimming pool, a terrace overlooking the sea and a wine cellar. The house has been remodeled, but Picasso's studio has remained unchanged. According to real estate agent Michael Zingraf, there are traces of paint left by the artist.
Picasso spent 12 years in Mougins, and died here in 1973. The artist lived in the villa with his muse and second wife Jacqueline Roque. Picasso has depicted her in his works about 400 times - more than any other of his beloved. The couple met in 1953: Rock was 26 years old, Picasso was 72 years old, and they got married in 1961. 13 years after the death of her husband, Jacqueline Rock shot herself in the same villa.
Before Picasso, the villa belonged to the Guinness family - the founders of the famous beer brand. Winston Churchill has been here more than once, painting local landscapes.
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The sale of Mas de Notre Dame de Vie was announced after a deal with a Sri Lankan financier seeking to buy a villa failed.>