The Four Seasons Restaurant Seriously Considers Move
By Lauren Elkies Schram February 18, 2015 5:50 pmreprints
Oh, the seasons have changed. Following a legal dispute that resulted in the fall removal of a Pablo Picasso canvas that hung on the wall in The Four Seasons Restaurant, the famed eatery is considering a move a bit south, sources with intimate knowledge of the situation told Commercial Observer.
According to a spokesman for Mr. Rosen’s firm, RFR Realty: “RFR is in contact with the tenant and in discussions regarding their lease, which expires in the summer of 2016.”
Last September, the stage curtain, Le Tricone, was removed from the wall of the Four Seasons through an agreement between Mr. Rosen and the painting’s owner, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. The painting had hung in the restaurant since the eatery’s opening in 1959. The drama unfolded when Mr. Rosen sought to remove the painting to repair the wall. The conservancy said the artwork was too fragile to be moved.