How did the artist Pablo Picasso die?
The painter Pablo Picasso died on 8 April 1973 in Mougins, France, at the age of 91. The artist was buried at the Château of Vauvenargues in the South of France. In 1962, Jean Cocteau devoted a monograph to the artist entitled Picasso de 1916 à 1961, and in 1964, Brassaï’s Conversation avec Picasso was published by Gallimard. In 1963, the Museu Picasso was inaugurated in Barcelona, housing Picasso’s early works and the Las Meninas series. During the 1960s, numerous retrospectives presented the work of the world-famous painter Pablo Picasso. A major retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1966 exhibited a large selection of the artist’s paintings and sculptures. Eight of Picasso’s paintings were exhibited at the Grande Galerie of the Louvre—one of the highest tributes for an artist—in 1971, and the city of Paris made him an honorary citizen.
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