Picasso's collection at Antibes – archive, 25 October 1961

By Audrey Davis

25 October 1961 Picasso is 80 today, living and working in the south of France and as productive as ever

The Château-Musée at Antibes stands on a rocky cliff above the Mediterranean, open to the public but rarely visited. It contains a unique and more or less unknown collection of Picassos. The artist's output – everything he created – in the five months from September, 1946, to January, 1947, is on permanent loan within the castle walls.

None of the Antibes paintings was shown in Picasso's retrospective exhibition at the Tate last year. The pictures, the pottery, the drawings and sculpture have in fact never been separated. They were painted or made in the Château. There they have stayed and there they can be seen today, superbly presented, in the rooms in which they were created.

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Source: Picasso's collection at Antibes – archive, 25 October 1961