Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Is this what it looked like when Wynn elbows his 139 million dollar Picasso?

After agreeing to sell Picasso's famous "Le Rêve" painting for a record 139 million dollars, Steve Wynn punctured the canvas while showing it to some friends.

There was a distinct ripping sound. We all just stopped. I said, ‘I can’t believe I just did that. Oh, shit. Oh, man.’”

To his credit: Wynn said: "This has nothing to do with money. The money means nothing to me. It's that I had this painting in my care and I've damaged it."

I just thought it would be fun to see what it might have looked like with a tear. Fortunately, the pros out there can do pretty amazing restoration work on these kinds of things...

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