A District judge on Wednesday ordered a construction company to cease work immediately outside painter Pablo Piccaso's home after Senor Picasso had complained the roadworks practically cut him off from the outside world.
GV Village of Mougins ZOOM OUT & PAN TO entrance to Picasso's grounds
GV Part of grounds PAN TO CU sign "Notre Dame de Vie"
GV Workmen drilling in road
MV Bulldozer ZOOM INTO CU clearing earth (2 shots)
MV Workmen work with pick-axe ZOOM OUT TO GV Ditto
SV Workmen drilling TILT UP TO Trees surrounding Picasso's house
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Background: A District judge on Wednesday ordered a construction company to cease work immediately outside painter Pablo Piccaso's home after Senor Picasso had complained the roadworks practically cut him off from the outside world.
A representative for the 89 year-old painter told the court a six-foot (nearly two metre) deep ditch was dug across the front door of Picasso's residence in Mougins, in the South of France, without notifying him.
Senor Picasso said he felt like a prisoner and was unable to leave his home for his daily walk, or receive friends.
The Court ordered the Construction company, which was clearing a nearby tract of land, to refill the ditch within 48 hours and move out its equipment.
SYNOPSIS: The town of Mougins, in the south of France--famous as the adopted home of the world's best-known painter, 89 year-old Pablo Picasso. Picasso has lived the latter part of his life here, and can take his daily walk with some degree of privacy from sightseen. But two days ago a construction company began to tear up the ??? road outside Picasso's grounds, without notifying him. They dug a ditch six feet (two metres) deep just outside his front door.
Picasso was incensed. He said he was almost cut off from the outside world, and was unable to take his daily walk. He complained to the District Court and the Construction company responsible was ordered to cease work immediately. It must now refill the ditch, and move out its equipment. Picasso can live in peace again.