Steve Wynn Paid $33.7 Million For Jeff Koons' Gigantic 'Tulips' Sculpture

Jeff Koons’ giant steel sculpture “Tulips” sold to an anonymous buyer for $33.7 million during Christie’s post-war and contemporary art sale last fall.

It turns out the buyer was hotel mogul Steve Wynn, who unveiled the three-ton sculpture in the rotunda of the Wynn theatre in Las Vegas last week, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Wynn is a prolific art collector. He was rumoured to have spent $40 million on Dale Chiluly’s glass-blown masterpiece “Fiori di Como, which hangs from the ceiling of the lobby at the Bellagio, and spent a record $12.8 million on a pair of Chinese vases to display in his Macau resort.

He also notoriously put his elbow through Picasso’s “Le RĂªve,” for which he paid around $60 million.

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Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s

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