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France is mocking Picasso: Artist's son

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France is mocking Picasso: Artist's son
Claude Picasso, the son of Spanish painter Pablo, is not happy with France's ministry of culture. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP
13:18 CEST+02:00
The son of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso said he was "scandalized" after France's culture minister put back the opening of the Picasso museum in Paris until September, accusing the French government of not caring.

Five years after it closed for a two-year renovation, Paris's Picasso museum - which houses one of the world's most extensive collections of the Spanish master's work - will finally reopen its doors in September, the culture ministry announced Sunday. It had initially been due to open in June.

The delay has caused controversy, with the son of the Malaga-born painter Claude Picasso on Friday accusing the French government of indifference and saying he was "scandalized and very worried" about the future of the museum.

"This opening was supposed to be a great party. They are turning it into a fiasco," he told Le Figaro.

"The truth is that there is positively no desire to open the museum. I am being taken for a ride. I get the impression that France is making a mockery of my father and of me," he said.

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