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Billionaire Boys Badass Toys

Steven Cohen, hedge fund billionaire is the anonymous buyer of the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction: Alberto Giacometti’s “Man Pointing.” Considering Cohen bought the statue for $141.3 million at Christie’s during the same auction when Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” sold for $179 million

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But this isn’t Cohen’s first major art purchase. The famed art collector also purchased Picasso’s “Le Rêve” from Casino billionaire Steve Wynn for $155 million in 2013. He had attempted to purchase it in 2006 for $139 million, but Wynn accidentally made a “silver dollared size hole” in the painting with his elbow before he could sell it. In addition, Cohen owns a $137.5 million de Kooning, “Woman III,” he purchased in 2006 and Damien Hirst’s “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,” (i.e. a shark in a tank), which he bought for $8 million. –Isabel Schwab


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