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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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Olive Oyl Sighting in Funny Comic

If you look at this “Bizarro” comic by Dan Piraro closely, you will see Popeye’s goil, Olive Oyl, is pictured on the wall behind the gingerbread man and near the head of the tattoo artist.

Fans can never tell where Popeye, Olive or anyone else from the “Popeye” comic strip will appear next!

BizarroCredit: Dan Piraro Bizarro Comics

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