Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Removal of the Four Seasons’ Picasso

La Tricorne.
La Tricorne. Photo: Courtesy of the Four Seasons

After publicly raising concern that even the slightest disturbance to a 95-year-old Pablo Picasso artwork that hangs on a wall at the Four Seasons would likely cause significant damage, the New York Landmarks Conservancy yesterday filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent its removal. Landlord RFR Holding insists that the wall behind the nineteen-foot-tall tapestry is in need of emergency repair, so “Le Tricorne” — read more about it here — has to come down. Legal papers claim that RFR did not get the proper go-ahead from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, DNAInfo reports, but also that RFR Group’s Aby Rosen’s alleged dislike of the artwork is the underlying reason for its announced removal. [DNAInfo, Earlier, Related]