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Pablo Picasso's 95-year-old "Le Tricorne" tapestry will not be leaving the Four Seasons anytime soon, despite landlord RFR Realty's desire to remove the historic artwork. A Manhattan jude temporarily blocked its removal for at least a month, saying, "I don't want to be the judge who has a Picasso destroyed." RFR wanted to remove the painting in four hours the middle of the night so as not to disrupt service at the Four Seasons, but painting owner the Landmarks Conservancy says that if the tapestry is not moved properly—a process they say will take eight days—it will "crack like a potato chip." [NYDN; previously]