NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – 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.

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One of the restaurant’s managing partners, Julian Niccolini, told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller business has been strong, with man observers wanting a last look at the water color completed in 1919.

“I’ve seen a tremendous amount of reservations, a tremendous number of people coming to see the Picasso for the final time,” he said.

Patrons are also sad they won’t be able to gaze at it over their filet mignon and crème fraiche cheesecake with blueberry sorbet.

“It’s spectacular. It’s huge, it’s colorful, it’s meaningful. I mean, it’s an outstanding artist,” one patron said.

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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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