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...