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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 319 ARTISTIC ODDITIES

The Bad Dream

ON ELBOWS, PAINTINGS, AND LAWYERS

 

Have you ever accidentally torn, punctured, ripped, creased, or bent a precious painting or photograph? What about one you were about to sell for $139 million US?

 

Not many people can say that they’ve poked a hole in a Picasso, but Steve Wynn—the Vegas casino magnate—sure can.

 

While showing off Picasso’s Le Rêve (French for “The Dream”) to several friends, Steve gestured to make a point and accidentally pushed his elbow right into the painting, causing a “pop” and an elbow-sized hole.

 

Everyone in the room went quiet. According to the CBC39, Wynn said, “The ...

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