The villa was bought by Picasso in 1955 and was also where he painted one of his most famous works, The Bay of Cannes.
Pablo Picasso is without a doubt one of the greatest masters in art but his talents also shone in architecture and interior design, as seen with his last mansion home in Cannes, France.
Since 2015, the villa called L’Antre du Minotaure or the Den of The Minotaur, complete with 126 of his works housed within, has been put on sale by his granddaughter Marina Picasso due to the painful memories it evoked of her estranged grandfather.
Close to two years later, the asking price of US$200 million (approx RM888 million) has reportedly been met by a rich Brunei financier, although the exact sum was not disclosed.
The villa was bought by Picasso in 1955 and was also where he painted one of his most famous works, The Bay of Cannes. He lived with his second wife, Jacqueline Roque in the house, which along with all 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms,a pair of swimming pools, a tennis court, expansive gardens, a guest house and guard house were all personally designed by the Spanish artist. He moved out of the place in 1961 when his favoured view of the sea was blocked by the construction of a new building.
Marina says proceeds of the sale will go to fund her many philantropic projects, among them a children’s hospital in Vietnam and projects to aid troubled teenagers and the elderly in Switzerland.
Prior to the sale, Marina has been selling off select pieces of Picasso’s works to support herself and said charities.