“Le Tricorne” Installation at New York Historical Society

Artist: Pablo Picasso

What We Did:
Art Transportation
Art Installation

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Pablo Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” tapestry was removed from the Seagram Building by Tom Zoufaly and his team from Art Installation Design. The 19-by-20 foot stage curtain painted by Pablo Picasso had been on display for 55 years.

Read article and see video click here. Our thanks to the NY Times and New York Historical Society.

Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” Installation at New York Historical Society, Art Installation Design

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New York Landmarks Conservancy

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New York Times

New York Times article

After 55 Years in Vaunted Spot, a Picasso Is Persuaded to Curl
By Benjamin Mueller

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In the dead of night, a 95-year-old Picasso went under the knife.

“Anything goes wrong, just stop what you’re doing,” the lead technician, Tom Zoufaly, commanded. “I don’t want to hear any screaming, yelling.”

The scene of the operation was the Four Seasons restaurant on Park Avenue, home since 1959 to “Le Tricorne,” a 19-by-20-foot stage curtain painted by Pablo Picasso. The curtain had been caught in a dispute between the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which owns the piece, and Aby J. Rosen, the owner of the landmark Seagram Building, where it resided. Mr. Rosen wanted it taken away.

As the city’s Saturday revelers crawled into bed, an army of nimble men assembled to extract the brittle canvas, treasured by some as New York’s signature Picasso and belittled by others as second-rate. One false tug could cause its demise.

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