KKR's Impulse Buy

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You see that hideous hunk of chair at left? It looks familiar 'cause traps were flapping last month over the Yves Saint Laurent piece going for about $28 million (and has been haunting your dreams since then). Who amongst us had the hideous taste and cash to spare for the purchase? According to the Economist, Henry Kravis and his wife, Marie. [via Gawker]
Related: After Write-Downs and $1.2 Billion Loss, KKR Itself May Postpone an IPO
Update: According to a spokesman for KKR, the Economist's report is "categorically false" and the chair was purchased neither for/by Henry or Marie.

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