No matter how bad your day might have been, chances are you didn’t lose as much money as Steve Wynn.
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.
Wynn bought the painting in ’97 for $48.4 million. No, it’s not known if Barbara Walters actually said “howee cwap!” when the accident occurred.
Here’s “Le Reve” before the accident:
And here’s anÃ‚Â artists renderingÃ‚Â of how Picasso’s Le Reve looks today: