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nAz
10-18-2006, 08:23 AM
Tycoon holes dream Picasso deal

A US casino mogul has pulled out of a deal to sell his Picasso painting for a record $139m (74m) after accidentally elbowing a hole in the middle.

Las Vegas magnate Steve Wynn was showing Le Reve (The Dream) to guests at his office in Las Vegas last month.

Mr Wynn, who has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease affecting peripheral vision, tore a coin-sized hole.

He will now keep the painting, which he bought in 1997 for $48.4m, and repair it, his spokeswoman said.

'Terrible noise'

Mr Wynn had finalised the sale of the 1932 painting to art collector Steven Cohen.

The $139m price tag would have been $4m higher than the previous private-sale record - for Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, in July this year.

Picasso's Boy With a Pipe, which fetched $104.1m in 2004, holds the record for art sold at auction.

Mr Wynn, known for gesturing with hands while speaking, was showing the painting at his office at Wynn Las Vegas when he struck it with his right elbow, spokeswoman Denise Randazzo said.

Director and screenwriter Nora Ephron was at the incident and wrote about it on a blog site.

She said Mr Wynn raised his hand then "at that moment, his elbow crashed backward right through the canvas. There was a terrible noise".

"Smack in the middle... was a black hole the size of a silver dollar. 'Look what I've done' he said. 'Thank goodness it was me.'"

Mr Wynn, a high-profile art collector, developed The Mirage and Bellagio resorts in Las Vegas in the 1990s.

wolfdancer
10-18-2006, 09:29 AM
nAz...not to worry. He can pick up an undamaged copy for $51.99
at Art.com
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/9831/lereveprintc10204813cc3.jpg

Looks like she had one of them Brazilian Bikini wax jobs done before posing for the picture

It's a few bucks more if he wants it framed

Fran Crimi
10-18-2006, 10:15 AM
Oh drat. He can probably only sell it now for $138 mil instead of 139. Maybe he should sell a casino to avoid bankruptcy?

I wonder how many paintings Picasso himself destroyed. Probably a bunch.

Fran

Drop1
10-18-2006, 11:58 AM
Lets get him a sword for Christmas.

nAz
10-18-2006, 12:28 PM
wonder if he is an art lover or just an invester.

wolfdancer
10-18-2006, 02:48 PM
Maybe it's just me....but if you look at this picture in a dim light.... I'll bet Mr. P. painted this in about 10 minutes while tripping on his drug of choice.
For just a couple of bucks more...Steve could have bought the IPT
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/ww/news/2006/10/18/1018_picasso_lg.jpg

Deeman3
10-18-2006, 03:04 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> Maybe it's just me....but if you look at this picture in a dim light.... I'll bet Mr. P. painted this in about 10 minutes while tripping on his drug of choice.
For just a couple of bucks more...Steve could have bought the IPT
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/ww/news/2006/10/18/1018_picasso_lg.jpg <hr /></blockquote>

<font color="blue"> </font color> Wolfdancer,

That's not very secular progressive of you. Remember, there is no wrong or right way to represent your "feelings". I see a lot of pent up homophobia in that painting, perhaps a bit of willingness to split a woman's head open with a sharp ax, even....Maybe the fact he put a hole in it says something Fruedian about him! By the way, that penis shape right above her eye is a dead givaway that this is valuable art to NPR. Maybe he could donate it for the auction this month. Ah, Ha...Now you see the penis...

DeeMan

nAz
10-18-2006, 10:21 PM
lol there is no money in the IPT

CarolNYC
10-19-2006, 02:47 AM
Ha HA HA-it looks like two men fused together to look like a woman-
Dawn and I went to Balboa park in San Diego to look at some art-partucularly,Monet-just a bunch of dots /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif-unbelievable how valuable they are! /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Carol

pooltchr
10-19-2006, 05:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> Ha HA HA-it looks like two men fused together to look like a woman-
Dawn and I went to Balboa park in San Diego to look at some art-partucularly,Monet-just a bunch of dots /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif-unbelievable how valuable they are! /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Carol <hr /></blockquote>

Have you seen any of Max Eberle's artwork? He has done some very nice work using nothing but dots. Check out the picture of Michael Jordan.
www.maxeberle.com (http://www.maxeberle.com)
Steve

wolfdancer
10-19-2006, 10:35 AM
nAz, I was thinking...which would be the best buy:
a picture with a hole in it, or...a business with a few holes in it's business model...and would you need the figurative "hole in your head" to buy either?

Qtec
10-19-2006, 06:11 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> Monet-just a bunch of dots /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif-unbelievable how valuable they are! /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Carol <hr /></blockquote>

............and the Star of India is just a big carbon crystal! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Monet
http://www.kahlil.org/Monet-Garden800.jpg

....almost as good as Van Gogh.

Q

CarolNYC
10-20-2006, 02:47 AM
Hi "Q",
Actually, I think thats very beautiful-I wouldnt mind having it-
It is pretty amazing,huh?
You take care!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CarolNYC
10-20-2006, 02:55 AM
OMG, Steve,
I never seen Max with no hair-Im use to his crazy look going on there-I never knew he was a painter-thats awesome-wait till I see him-
Also, it was so nice to hear your voice ,when I called in August-Im glad your doing well-I'll be receiving the plaques in about 2 weeks from the FDNY-please tell Fury i'll hand it to them at SBE,okay?I'd rather do it personally ,than mail it,okay?

Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif