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    While the world tries to heap honours on Pablo Picasso, who will be 90 years of age on Monday (25 October), there has been no sign from his impenetrable chateau in the south of France that he will stop painting for even a moment to acknowledge the homage.

    "Pablo works all the time," says Jacqueline Picasso, his wife of ten years. "He stops only for tea."
    The chances are that he will be working on a new addition to his formidable life output of 13,000 or so paintings and drawings while the art world is paying tribute to him.

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    While the world tries to heap honours on Pablo Picasso, who will be 90 years of age on Monday (25 October), there has been no sign from his impenetrable chateau in the south of France that he will stop painting for even a moment to acknowledge the homage.

    "Pablo works all the time," says Jacqueline Picasso, his wife of ten years. "He stops only for tea."
    The chances are that he will be working on a new addition to his formidable life output of 13,000 or so paintings and drawings while the art world is paying tribute to him.

    In Vallauris, the Communist-run township near Cannes where he first settled in the south of France, the big talking point is whether or not Picasso will make a public appearance. He failed to appear today (Sunday 24 October) for the town's special celebrations, but little of the festive air was lost as the people wished their famous honorary citizen a happy birthday.

    SYNOPSIS: In the town of Vallauris, in the south of France, the world famous honorary citizen failed to appear on Sunday for celebrations to mark the eve of his 90 birthday. Pablo Picasso, it seemed, was working on a new addition to his formidable life output of some 13,000 paintings and drawings while the art world paid tribute to his genius.

    The locals had hoped that he would decide at the last moment to leave his twin-towered chateau at Mougins to attend special celebrations in the Communist-run township on the eve of his birthday. He showed up there 10 years ago on his 80th birthday. In an attempt to lure the artist from his chateau, the townspeople draped the streets with flags of Spain -- his native country -- and brought in flamenco dancers from Barcelona and Russian dancers from Moscow to complement the local drum majorettes and parades.

    There was no sign of Pablo. He was, however, likely to limit himself to watching a film on his life due to be broadcast on television. "He'll probably watch it unless there is wrestling on another channel," a friend said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVALRN5KUDFO9038EKW1N0M985U
    Media URN:
    VLVALRN5KUDFO9038EKW1N0M985U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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