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Casino Mogul Rips $140mln Painting  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1443 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."

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1437 times:
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Another case of: YOU BREAK IT, YOU BOUGHT IT DUMBASS. Stupid ass rich people.  stirthepot 

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


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User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1431 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, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1427 times:
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Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 2):
I thought he already owned it.

He's self owned now.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9405 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days ago) and read 1406 times:

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

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



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days ago) and read 1389 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, 7308 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
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Wynns new hotel sucks. Shoulda stayed with the Bellagio.

Tool.   

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


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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

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

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