Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Good Old Boy #12

If I were a millionaire businessman, this is the sort of thing I would like to do:

"A US casino mogul has pulled out of a deal to sell his Picasso painting for a record $139m (£74m) after accidentally elbowing a hole in the middle.

Las Vegas magnate Steve Wynn was showing Le Reve (The Dream) to guests at his office in Las Vegas last month.

Mr Wynn, who has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease affecting peripheral vision, tore a coin-sized hole.

He will now keep the painting, which he bought in 1997 for $48.4m, and repair it, his spokeswoman said.

'Terrible noise'

Mr Wynn raised his hand then "at that moment, his elbow crashed backward right through the canvas. There was a terrible noise".

"Smack in the middle... was a black hole the size of a silver dollar. 'Look what I've done' he said.

'Thank goodness it was me.'"

1 Comments:

At 6:31 am , Anonymous Jo said...

Would like to do?

Or "would most probably do"?

Or even "would end up doing"?

xx

 

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