Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Art In The News: Picasso Poked... or Rude Awakening
Picasso's 'The Dream' was rudely awakened when current owner, Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn, accidently gave the multimillion dollar painting an elbow. Mr. Wynn was preparing the painting for a $139 million sale to another collector when he accidently hit the painting.
The damage occurred when Mr. Wynn backed his elbow into 'The Dream' while showing his collection to a group of friends. The force of the blow left a hole in the middle of the painting.
Needless to say, Mr. Wynn backed out of the sale agreement with the other collector. How is that for a sleepless night?
Take care, Stay true,