Aug 30, 2013

BEYOND WISHFUL THINKING, FANTASY (touches my heart): The French Home Of Legendary Artist Pablo Picasso Is For Sale

¨Mas de Notre-Dame du Vie, the home and studio where legendary artist Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life, has returned to market after a thorough renovation by a Belgian art dealer, who restored and expanded the historic structure. The dealer, who paid somewhere between $13M and $16M, but is now asking an astonishing $220M for the 35-room villa. That sky-high price includes ten bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pair of swimming pools, a tennis court, expansive gardens, a guest house, and a guard house, but not nearly enough to justify the absurd markup. Unless, of course, a few of Picasso's multimillion-dollar masterpieces are also included.¨ REAL ESTATE: The French Home Of Legendary Artist Pablo Picasso Is For Sale


Grandmère Mimi said...

You get a lot of bang for your buck, if you have the bucks. History and a lovely villa. Buy it, Leonardo, and I'll come to visit.

Leonard Clark said...

I know. Rarely do I feel a sort of longing for anything...anything! I've had much in my life that suited me perfectly and was a great gift...but this, I must admit, grabbed me hard, I can imagine living here and the studio would hum again (perhaps I would live until my 90´s too). Lately I keep thinking it would be nice to be well-known (I was once a rather recognized designer in a little segment of the fashion industry and I tired of it) again. Might be a nice finale! Only God knows and the sermon this morning suggested that I take my place at a less prominent place at the ¨table¨...I am doing that just fine.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Len, have your dreams and longings.
They cost nothing. I've had mine. Of course, not get all our fantasies and dreams come true. You'd have to win a huge lottery or inherit from a relative that you probably don't even know exists to buy the villa, but it is lovely.