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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 York City and participate in ship tours, parades and aerial demonstrations.

Popeye would like to salute the organizers and service members who are participating in this year’s Fleet Week New York celebration!

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Now Who’s the Heavyweight, Bluto?

Photo: Sotheby's

Photo: Sotheby’s

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 a $364.4 million sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14.

Casino magnate Steve Wynn bought the 6.5-foot-tall work and will display it in front of his Las Vegas hotel.

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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.

Photo: Sotheby's

Photo: Sotheby’s

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