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Wynn accidentally damages Picasso

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Pablo Picasso's "dream" painting has turned into a $139 million nightmare for Steve Wynn.

In an accident witnessed by a group that included Barbara Walters and screenwriters Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi, Wynn accidentally poked a hole in Picasso's 74-year-old painting, "Le Reve," French for "The Dream."

A day earlier, Wynn had finalized a record $139 million deal for the painting of Picasso's mistress, Wynn told The New Yorker magazine

The accident occurred as a gesturing Wynn, who suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that affects peripheral vision, struck the painting with his right elbow, leaving a hole the size of a silver dollar in the left forearm of Marie-Theresa Walter, Picasso's 21-year-old mistress.

"Oh shit, look what I've done," Wynn said, according to Ephron, who gave her account in a blog published on Monday.

Wynn paid $48.4 million for the Picasso in 1997 and had agreed to sell it to art collector Steven Cohen. The $139 million would have been $4 million higher than the previous high for a work of art, according to The New Yorker.

Cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder paid $135 million in July for Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."

Wynn plans to restore "Le Reve" and keep it.
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Gads -- what a doofus.

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Serious Doh! At least he did it himself. Some satisfaction there.

PS That is some return on your investment! Fuck these old cars!
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Who knows, over time this might actually increase its value somehow.

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What an idiot! That guy won't amount to much.

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I once had a dream......

in which I suck my elbow through a cubist sub samwich.
I was so embarrased......
and the cheese was really hot still, too.....
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in which I suck my elbow through a cubist sub samwich.
I was so embarrased......
and the cheese was really hot still, too.....
Nice haiku...

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