Monday, 28 May, 2018

$70 million Picasso damaged ahead of auction

В США повредили картину Пикассо за 70 миллионов долларов In the United States has damaged a painting by Picasso for $ 70 million
Velma Reese | 16 May, 2018, 01:10

A $70m Picasso self-portrait has been withdrawn from auction in NY after being "accidentally damaged", Christie's said.

The auction house said the damage happened on Friday "during the final stages of preparation" but not specify exactly what the damage was. All links on the auction website that used to direct to information concerning the "Le Marin" now just navigate to a generic news page.

"After consultation with the consignor today, the painting has been withdrawn from Christie's May 15 sale to allow the restoration process to begin", it added.

"Christie's has a very high standard of care for the objects entrusted to us and we have taken immediate measures to remedy the matter in partnership with our client", the statement continued.

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Malaga-born Pablo Picasso's Le Marin (The Sailor), painted in 1943, will not now be going under the hammer in NY today. Perhaps now he would say there is nothing as threatening as a billionaire owning one of his paintings.

Billionaire art collector Steve Wynn seemingly can't catch a break when it comes to Pablo Picasso.

Wynn, who suffers from a disease that affects his peripheral vision, accidentally struck his Picasso "Le Reve" with his right elbow in 2006 while showing it to friends in his Las Vegas office, leaving a hole the size of a silver dollar. But even corrupted "the Dream" Picasso went under the hammer in 2013 for $ 155 million - bought the painting from Wynn American financier Stephen Cohen.

Bloomberg named Wynn - who resigned in February as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after allegations of sexual misconduct - as the unidentified owner of the Picasso. The painting was restored and eventually sold for $US155 million.

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