October 17, 2006

"The Dream" becomes the nightmare.

Steve Wynn had a deal to sell his Picasso painting "The Dream" for $139 million, and then he jabbed a hole in it with his elbow!
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...

Nora Ephron ... 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.'"

Crazy! I'd laugh, but it's a great painting.


Michael said...

No worries :) It's fixable, and the provenance just got another interesting bullet point.

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh sure.

Doesn't everybody do that?

Happens all the time, right?

All wealthy men in bifocals, blind as a bat, are destroying their priceless artwork...

....as Nora Ephron and Barbara Walters look on as witnesses.


He's wanted out of this deal in the worst way for months now.

What better way than to destroy the goods..."Ooooops"...

...and fob the whole thing off as an accident.



Peace, Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

Doddering old Barbara Walters, and airhead Nora Ephron....

Oh yeah...just the type of people I'm going to invite to my next "accident".

Peace, Maxine

Bo Steed said...

There is something very wrong about a world in which that "art" is worth 139 million.

George said...

It is a well-known fact that "jabbing" an "elbow" through a "canvas" symbolizes impotence.