Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Casino Mogul Rips $140mln Painting  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Casino mogul Steve Wynn will keep and restore a Pablo Picasso painting that he accidentally damaged shortly after he had agreed to sell it for a record $139 million, an aide said Tuesday.

Wynn was showing the painting called "Le Reve," French for "The Dream," to guests in his office earlier this month at Wynn Las Vegas when he struck the painting with his right elbow, spokeswoman Denise Randazzo said.

Wynn, who often gestures with his hands when he speaks, has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that affects peripheral vision. He was traveling Tuesday and unavailable for comment.

The 1932 painting was left with a silver dollar-sized hole torn in the canvas, according to an account by screenwriter Nora Ephron, who saw the mishap.

Wynn reacted with an expletive, and said that he was glad he was responsible instead of someone else, Ephron recounted in a blog published Monday. He also promised to repair the painting.

Wynn bought the work for $48.4 million in 1997. He had agreed to sell the painting to art collector Steven Cohen for $139 million, which would have been $4 million higher than the $135 million that cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder paid in July for Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Another case of: YOU BREAK IT, YOU BOUGHT IT DUMBASS. Stupid ass rich people.  stirthepot 

[Edited 2006-10-18 02:39:48]


Made from jets!
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 1):
YOU BREAK IT, YOU BOUGHT IN DUMBASS.

I thought he already owned it.

Even if he knocks 50% of the selling price, (and he won't), he'll still make $21.1M in profit. Hardly a dumbass.

As a terrible clutz myself, I feel for the guy.

G


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 2):
I thought he already owned it.

He's self owned now.



Made from jets!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9237 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 3):
He's self owned now.

um..............and you make sense how?



Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1321 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):
um..............and you make sense how?

have you ever read teds signature?


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1305 times:

Wynns new hotel sucks. Shoulda stayed with the Bellagio.

Tool.   

[Edited 2006-10-18 04:39:10]

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

time for Steve to tighten up the house's take to pay for this. . .

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Casino Royale Reviews posted Thu Nov 16 2006 21:58:32 by 9V
Branson In Casino Royale! posted Thu Nov 16 2006 18:03:44 by Carduelis
Casino Royale World Premiere posted Tue Nov 14 2006 19:47:33 by 9V
Casino Royale Quiz.. posted Tue Oct 31 2006 23:19:38 by Solnabo
Colbert Auctions Painting posted Wed Oct 18 2006 08:23:20 by AirTranTUS
Kroc Rips Yankee Fan posted Fri Oct 13 2006 01:18:55 by LHMARK
"Casino" Movie And Stardust Hotel In Las Vegas posted Mon Jun 26 2006 03:32:21 by RJpieces
Casino Royale Trailer (James Bond) Now Online! posted Thu May 4 2006 20:00:48 by 9VSPO
Rock, Paper, Saddam, "The Painting" posted Fri Apr 14 2006 17:23:26 by MaverickM11
Hooters Hotel & Casino Opens In Vegas posted Fri Feb 3 2006 11:36:51 by AerospaceFan