KOON FOR THE WYNN: Steve Wynn purchased ‘Popeye’ for $28.2 million. The six-and-a-half-foot Popeye statue by artist Jeff Koons is 'rendered in mirror-polished stainless steel and finished in kaleidoscopic glazes,' Sotheby's said. The sculpture is expected to visit Wynn Las Vegas. Andy Warhol's "Six Self-Portraits" went for $30.1 million. I WSJ I BusinessWeek
'ENVISIONING THE IDEAL CITY': Classical artist Donovan Fitzgerald began a month long residency at the Window at the Ogden to “render in chalk allegorical images of the ideal city on cement pillars.” “North Star” is one part of a three-month exhibition of his works. I Las Vegas Weekly.
A PENNY FOR EACH SOUL: Since March 23, county staff walk around the taped off rotunda while artist Michael Barrett meditated and carefully laid down 6,799 pennies to honor the 6,799 men and women who died from 2001 to 2004. The performance art piece ends May 23. I R-J