Why you can’t pick up these historic Picassos

The artworks have been classified as historic monuments by the French government

13th March, 2016
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The tastefully decorated bathroom at the château

Anyone for five monumental murals by Pablo Picasso? There’s a catch. The artist had them sandblasted on to the walls of a south of France château in 1963.

Located on a covered loggia, the murals, nudes and bullfighting imagery have been classified as historic monuments by the French government, so they cannot be removed or demolished. Château de Castille near the medieval village of Uzès is now on the market with a...

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