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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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Get It While It’s Hot: 10.Deep X Brutus Collection

10.Deep, a New York-based cornerstone streetwear brand for more than fifteen years, has launched a brand-new capsule collection featuring Popeye’s arch-nemesis, Brutus (also known as Bluto).

10.Deep doesn’t do many collaborations, so this is your chance to buy something from their pre-Spring collection of Brutus-inspired tees, hoodies and accessories.

Check out the 10.DEEP x Brutus collection lookbook here.  In addition to being available online, the collection is now available at select retailers for a limited time only.

 

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