We totally saw this on the Brady Bunch once. (Yeah, we know it was a vase, but it's the same idea and you know it). The thing to do is tape it together and hope mom and dad don't notice.
The Ganz collection went up for auction in 1997, Wynn was saying -- he was standing in front of the painting at this point, facing us. He raised his hand to show us something about the painting -- and at that moment, his elbow crashed backwards right through the canvas.
There was a terrible noise.
Wynn stepped away from the painting, and there, smack in the middle of Marie-Therese Walter's plump and allegedly-erotic forearm, was a black hole the size of a silver dollar - or, to be more exactly, the size of the tip of Steve Wynn's elbow -- with two three-inch long rips coming off it in either direction. Steve Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision, but he could see quite clearly what had happened.
"Oh shit," he said. "Look what I've done."
The rest of us were speechless.
"Thank God it was me," he said.
The word "money" was mentioned by someone, or perhaps it was the word "deal."
Wynn said: "This has nothing to do with money. The money means nothing to me. It's that I had this painting in my care and I've damaged it."
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