Has billionaire hedge fund manager
A story in the New York Post this week reports that Cohen has bought the coveted painting for $155 million. If true, the sale would be one of the most expensive single art transactions in U.S. history. A spokesman for Cohen declined to comment on the matter.
"Le Rêve" is the painting that Wynn famously damaged by accident in 2006 when he punctured the canvas with his elbow. He later had the painting repaired.
Cohen is the head of
This isn't the first time that Cohen's name has been mentioned as a potential buyer of "Le Rêve." In 2006, shortly before the elbow incident, Cohen had reportedly agreed to buy the painting from Wynn for $139 million. But the deal apparently never went through.
"Le Rêve," or "The Dream," was painted by Picasso in 1932 and depicts Marie-Thérèse, the artist's mistress. Wynn acquired the painting in 2001.