Whoops (giving Picasso an elbow)

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    Steve Wynn (of Las Vegas Bellagio and Wynn fame) accidentally poked his elbow through a Picasso which he'd just sold for $139 MILLION. Obviously, he's letting the buyer out of the sale and he's going to have the painting repaired and keep it himself.

    Talk about your expensive mistakes!
     
  2. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the poor fellow has a disease that affects his depth perception. Expensive accident indeed.
     
  3. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    wow that sucks massively... losing $139 is simply inconceivable to me...
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    tough break. maybe after the repair, the buyer would still be interested. it's definitely an interesting story to tell.
     
  5. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    That would knock at least $40 million off the price of the painting, thusly making it more affordable.
     
  6. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    Now that painting will end up at a scratch-and-dent auction sale...
     
  7. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    and how is that exactly relevant to me?;) if you knock off another $98999000 we can talk.

    i actually like the painting:(
     
  8. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    When do you think it will be available on the refurb site? :D :eek: :p
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    A very, very expensive mistake! :eek: :D
     
  10. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    At least he can afford to have it restored. Won't be the first perforated masterpiece. If memory serves me, "Night Watch" by Rembrant had a triangular piece sliced out of it a years ago. When I saw it, it looked as good as new.
     
  11. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    what happens in Vegas...
     
  12. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think he bought it for about $40 million, I'm sure he would still make a profit if he sold it, albeit not the $100 million profit he was about to make.
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Just a finger sized hole. He could have it slightly modified with one eye shut. :)
     

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  14. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it becomes more of a collectors item in the future...Picasso impaled by Vegas Tycoon...
    A very expensive mistake to be sure, but perhaps it is just a fake - say this was a fake made and this will conceal that there was repairs to it so then he sells the fake for the 90-100 millin and still has the original locked away somewhere for a future generation....maybe I am watching too many movies...;)
     
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Eh. If I were rich enough, I'd still rather sell the original-- I don't want to deal with the hassle of keeping it properly preserved and maintained. Way too tricky. And I'd probably also want insurance for an original and that would be astronomical.

    Nah nah, much better to sell it, and keep an amazing replica. :eek:
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    How could you tell?
     
  17. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    You might even say that Mr. Wynn is on a real tear.
     
  18. Lau Guest

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    He certainly gave it the elbow.
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Don't poke fun at the poor guy...
     
  20. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    He got the picture.
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I don't know if I even believe this story...it's got a lot of holes in it.
     
  22. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Are you suggesting we canvass the area?
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Just make sure you get the right person...we don't want anyone here to get framed for it.
     
  24. Lau Guest

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    I'm sure given enough time he'll be able to brush it off.
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Easely.
     

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