"They've elevated this into something that it shouldn't be. ... Everybody says I hate Picasso," Rosen lamented to The New York Times last month. ''But I live with five of them in my home."
Rosen, whose spokesman didn't return calls from The Associated Press, told The Times he aims to remove and restore the painting, then decide where it will go.
The controversy has drawn a stream of art students, history buffs and other sightseers to look at the canvas.
Breen, for one, isn't surprised.
"Most people would be very happy to have the largest Picasso in America hanging in their building," she said.