4. Picasso Tapestry at the Four Seasons

A heated preservation battle went down last year for the Picasso tapestry, entitled “Le Tricorne,” located in the Four Seasons Restaurant. Though the restaurant gained landmark status in 1989, the tapestry did not. The owners of the building want to remove the tapestry, but preservationists argued that doing so would have made it “crack like a potato chip.” Fortunately, it was finally moved and is on display at the New York Historical Society until summer 2016.

The tapestry was originally crafted by Picasso in 1919 and depicts a scene from the ballet El sombrero de tres picos. The tapestry is actually a portion of the curtain and was then sold to finance further productions. Read more about the preservation battle and see photos from inside the classic Four Seasons.