On April 8, 1973, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 91. Nobody knew then that the founder of modern art had preserved works from all his periods, testimonies of an exceptional talent that is called genius. Then begins an inventory of several tens of thousands of works of all techniques, a real journey through time, to distribute all this artistic patrimony which became the heritage of the century. This unprecedented documentary recounts this epic which lasted seven years and first enabled the creation of the National Picasso Museum in Paris by the delivery of works of art in payment of inheritance taxes. Exclusive testimonials, archival documents, family photographs and films reveal a man in his intimacy and an artist in his glory.
A 110’ and 52’ film written by Hugues Nancy and Olivier Widmaier Picasso
Coproduced by ARTE France, Gedeon Programmes, Welcome, RMN-Grand Palais