Buyer of $142m Bacon revealed

January 20 2014

Image of Buyer of $142m Bacon revealed

Picture: Christie's, 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' by Francis Bacon

It's casino magnate Steve Wynn's ex-wife. According to the Wall Street Journal, which says:

She can certainly afford to collect blue-chip art on her own. Born in New York, she was Mr. Wynn's college sweetheart but also became his closest confidant, a business-savvy executive who co-founded his global casino empire, which at one point included Vegas casinos such as the Bellagio and Treasure Island as well newer outposts in Macau. He still owns Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. The pair married in 1963, divorced in 1986, remarried in 1991 and divorced again in 2010, by all accounts amicably. As part of the divorce settlement, she was granted Wynn Resorts stock valued at $741 million; she remains director of the company and sits on the board of Wynn Las Vegas. Last fall, around the time she bought the Bacon, Forbes estimated her net worth to be roughly $1.9 billion.

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