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For anyone who thinks like Indiana Jones, there is some good news from New York today. Le Tricorne, a massive, 19-foot tall canvas Pablo Picasso finished in 1919, will be moved from New York’s Four Seasons to a museum in the city.
The curtain is owned by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which plans on moving it to the New York Historical Society in several months, conservatory president Peg Breen said, reports Reuters.
Le Tricorne has been a fixture at the Four Seasons since 1959, but the owner of the building the restaurant is located in, the Seagram Building, said it could not be accommodated any longer.
However, The New York Times notes that the conservatory was opposed to moving it. After all, the piece is 95 years old and they feared it would be damaged in a move.
Still, building owner Aby J. Rosen had been vilified by the media as the artwork is considered a landmark. For anyone who thinks that art by Picasso belongs in a museum though, the two sides were able to make out a deal. While the art will have to be moved, the New York Historical Society is only 25 blocks north of the Seagram Building.
“It will be great for us to show the piece as a work of art and as an artifact of a time and place,” Louise Mirrer, president of the Historical Society, told the Times. “New York is a tear-down, build-up city. We house the artifacts of whatever past has vanished.”
Breen told Reuters the obvious: “It's going to be a complicated and tricky move.”