Lack of Elbow Room Costs Steve Wynn Millions

No matter how bad your day might have been, chances are you didn’t lose as much money as Steve Wynn.

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

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 an artists rendering of how Picasso’s Le Reve looks today:

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