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Monday, 17 August 2015 11:53

Elaine Wynn Opens Up About Splitting the Monumental Art Collection She Amassed with Her Ex-Husband

Elaine Wynn. Elaine Wynn. Flickr

Billionaire art patron and philanthropist Elaine Wynn, famous for her record-breaking purchase of a $142 million Francis Bacon triptych at Christie's, has expensive tastes. After all, she can afford it—Forbes estimated her current net worth as $1.52 billion.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Ms. Wynn discusses her first reaction to seeing the Bacon work as "gobsmacked," and decided to bid well above the $85 million estimate.

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