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Tycoon puts elbow through Picasso—how could they tell?

picasso.jpg A US tycoon has been forced to pull out of a deal to sell his Picasso painting for a record £74m after he put his elbow through it…Steve Wynn was due to sell Picassos The Dream for £74m – but he put his elbow through it [while] showing Le Reve (The Dream) to guests at his office in Las Vegas when the accident happened.

Director and screenwriter Nora Ephron who was at the office at the time of the accident wrote about it on her blog site, reports the BBC. She 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 Ive done, he said. Thank goodness it was me.”

Mr Wynn, who has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease affecting peripheral vision, plans to repair the coin-sized hole.


Get out the Elmer’s Glue. 


October 18, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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