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See Jeff Koons’s $33.6M “Tulips,” and Sugar Replicas Thereof, at Steve Wynn’s Vegas Casino

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Steve Wynn, the resort and casino mogul who is also a major art collector, was recently revealed to be the mystery buyer behind Jeff Koons’s “Tulips” — which fetched an artist record $33.6 million at auction last year — plans to install the shiny stainless steel bouquet at his forthcoming resort in Macau, but for now the work is on view at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The sculpture, which is installed “between Wynn and Encore in front of the Wynn Theater,” according to a Wynn Las Vegas Facebook post, also served as inspiration for the casino-resort’s pastry chefs, who made a replica of the work out of sugar (above) to mark its unveiling. No word on how much the sugar tulips will set avid collectors of confectionery back, but we’d estimate their price at significantly less than $33.6 million.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Images via Wynn Las Vegas/Facebook.)

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