Art

“I can’t believe I just did that … Oh, man.”

It’s funny but not-at-all-funny at the same time. Casino owner Steve Wynn was doing a presentation on his very famous Picasso painting, “Le Rêve,” before it was auctioned and got a little carried away. The painting was expected to fetch around $140 million. But Steve has a eye disease affecting his peripheral vision, and was a little closer to the painting than he thought.

Le Reve

He made a gesture with his right hand, and put his elbow through it.

The restorer expects that when he’s “done with it, in six or eight weeks, you won’t be able to tell.”

More from The New Yorker, and an eyewitness account by Nora Ephron at The Huffington Post.

Tom

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he’s also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

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