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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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Popeye and The Argonaut: An 85th Anniversary Story

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Popeye’s first appearance in Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929

It’s rare that the reporter becomes the story but, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Popeye’s first appearance on Jan. 17, 1929,  that’s exactly what has happened.

A newspaper arts & entertainment editor in California who was writing a story about the Sailor Man, his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar, and the history of the character contacted us here at King Features for assistance with background information, interviews and artwork. The result? A fantastic cover story on our favorite mariner!

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Argonaut Arts & Entertainment Editor Michael Aushenker and his Popeye cover story

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Well, Blow Me Down! Popeye Personalized VISA Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit card provider CARD.com is bringing a very special debit card to the U.S. market: several unique and heartwarming cards featuring the world’s most famous Sailor Man! Mirroring Popeye’s famous associations with strength and good health, fans will be able to take charge of their finances while making a bold statement about their own fun-filled personalities. To sign up for a Popeye prepaid debit card online, click here.

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