Thursday, October 19, 2006

Steve Wynn destroyed a Picasso with his elbow.

Las Vegas millionaire Steve Wynn had just made a deal to sell his original Picasso for $139 million when he poked a hole in it with his elbow while telling what had to be the greatest story ever told at a cocktail party. No, really. He poked a hole in his Picasso while telling a story at a party.

I bet he was telling a story about how his painting La Reve (The Dream) would set a new record as the highest private art sale ever, $4 million more than the Klimt sold earlier this year. It's too bad that story didn't end happily ever after -- the sale is off now.

The Explainer Daniel Engber tells how it could possibly be mended.

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