Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Art In The News: Picasso Poked... or Rude Awakening

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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,

Brian Sherwin

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