A Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France, and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an “art craft” when it was shipped, authorities said Thursday.
For over half a century, New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant has been a place where Picasso meets the power lunch.
The 19-foot-by-20-foot curtain, called “Le Tricorne,” has been at the Four Seasons since 1959.
A plan to move Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” from the Four Seasons restaurant to fix the wall behind it has touched off a spat between the building’s owner and a preservation group.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a donation of Cubist art worth more than $1 billion from the emeritus chairman of Estee Lauder.
The cache, dating from the artist’s most creative period from 1900 to 1932, includes lithographs, portraits, watercolors, and sketches — plus nine Cubist collages said to be worth 40 million euros alone.