Popeye Salutes Fleet Week New York

Fleet Week New York is the City's time-honored celebration of the sea services. After a one-year absence, Fleet Week has returned to New York. From now through May 27, nearly 1,500 service members from the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will arrive in New…

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Now Who’s the Heavyweight, Bluto?

[caption id="attachment_13202" align="aligncenter" width="205"] Photo: Sotheby's[/caption] Today, let’s call him Popeye the $28.2 Million Man. That was the  sale price against the estimate of about $25 million for Jeff Koons’s stainless steel sculpture, “Popeye.”  Beautifully finished in colorful, jewel-like glazes, the statue was part of…

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Jeff Koons’ Highly Anticipated Popeye Auction at Sotheby’s

This stainless steel “Popeye” statue is expected to draw around $25 million when Sotheby’s auctions it on May 14. It is a six-and-a-half-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture of Popeye made between 2009 and 2011 by the incomparable artist Jeff Koons. [caption id="attachment_13202" align="aligncenter" width="205"] Photo: Sotheby's[/caption] “It’s…

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