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Oh Sh*T!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by E.L., Oct 17, 2006.


  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Oct-17-Tue-2006/news/10274785.html

    NORM: Wynn accidentally damages Picasso

    Pablo Picasso's "dream" painting has turned into a $139 million nightmare for Steve Wynn.
    In an accident witnessed by a group that included Barbara Walters and screenwriters Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi, Wynn accidentally poked a hole in Picasso's 74-year-old painting, "Le Reve," French for "The Dream."
    <!-- startclickprintexclude -->A day earlier, Wynn had finalized a record $139 million deal for the painting of Picasso's mistress, Wynn told The New Yorker magazine
    The accident occurred as a gesturing Wynn, who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that affects peripheral vision, struck the painting with his right elbow, leaving a hole the size of a silver dollar in the left forearm of Marie-Theresa Walter, Picasso's 21-year-old mistress.
    "Oh shit, look what I've done," Wynn said, according to Ephron, who gave her account in a blog published on Monday.
    Wynn paid $48.4 million for the Picasso in 1997 and had agreed to sell it to art collector Steven Cohen. The $139 million would have been $4 million higher than the previous high for a work of art, according to The New Yorker.
    Cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder paid $135 million in July for Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."
    Wynn plans to restore "Le Reve" and keep it.



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  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :lol: drunk art collector.
     
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    hmmmmmmm...... bet he's not a happy camper....;)
     
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