Four Season's big Picasso going to museum

  • A man walks past Picasso's "Le Tricorne," a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York's Four Seasons restaurant.

    A man walks past Picasso's "Le Tricorne," a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York's Four Seasons restaurant. Associated Press

 
Associated Press
Updated 9/6/2014 1:59 PM

NEW YORK -- For over half a century, New York City's Four Seasons restaurant has been a place where Picasso meets the power lunch.

But the pairing between one of the artist's biggest paintings and one of New York's most illustrious eateries is due to end Sunday. The unusual artwork -- a painted stage curtain -- is to be eased off its wall and moved to a museum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

As the curtain falls on the long residency of "Le Tricorne", art students have come to sketch and visitors to snap pictures. Reservations have risen for the 1919 painting's final days at the Four Seasons.

"Le Tricorne" has been there since 1959.

The building's owner has said the 19-by-20-foot curtain needs to be removed for repairs to the wall behind it.

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