Catherin Hutin-Bay, Picasso’s step-daughter, plans to establish a museum named after her mother, Jacqueline Roque (Picasso’s second wife), and Pablo Picasso : Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso. The museum will contain several works of the infamous Cubist painter featuring those who showed Roque’s influence on his works, to be located in the South of France.
Her plan to launch it this year was cancelled due to negotiation deals regarding the establishment in the French town of Aix-en-Provence. Initially, back in 2017, Catherin agreed to purchase the property for EUR 11.5 million (approx. USD 14.1 million); in which the community approved to sell it below its original price of EUR 12.2 million (USD 15.2 million). Unfortunately, they attempted to include in the contract that “the site would run as a museum for at least 15 years which would include five years to make renovations to the building.” Which resulted in the refusal of purchase by Christin Hutin.