Tuesday, October 17, 2006

At Least He Didn't Cut Off An Ear

Here's a schadenfraude-filled riddle: What happens when one flilthy rich dude with a serious peripheral vision problem tries to sell a $139 million painting to another filthy rich dude?

If you guessed that the seller punctured a two-inch tear through the canvas with his elbow while speaking to his guests, nullifying the impending record sale, you'd be entirely correct. And so goes the entertaining story of billionaire hotelier Steve Wynn's attempted sale of Picasso's La RĂªve to billionaire fund manager Steven Cohen.

Check out these two fascinating recaps that my man Coach just brought to my attention: the news story from The New Yorker and then Nora Ephron's riveting first-hand account in The Huffington Post.


At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Velvet Sea said...

someone has to create a photoshop of the incident. please!

At 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an asshole.


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