Everett, Massachusetts: $28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

Art schlockmeister Jeff Koons had his assistants build a seven-foot-tall Popeye out of a ton of mirror-polished steel. Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn bought it for an obscene amount of money. In 2019 it was moved to a casino in Massachusetts because, according to its president, Popeye has a "connection to the water."

Encore Boston Harbor

1 Broadway, Everett, MA
Inside the Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Resort, in the corridor leading to the meeting and function facilities.
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Popeye sculpture.

$28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

As of December 2018 Popeye is still there -- in front of the Wynn Theater.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 12/19/2018]
$28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

As of mid-October 2017 it was still there. I asked one of the guards and he said they have plans to move it, but wasn't sure when. He also said that there are plans to replace it with an Olive Oil with a similar price tag.

[Jill, 10/24/2017]

Popeye statue.

$28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

The Popeye statue is now directly in front of the Wynn Theater.

[Audra W, 01/14/2017]

Popyeye statue.

$28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

Not sure if it's really $28.2 million, but it had three guards watching it.

[Tom Jaharis, 01/21/2015]

Steve Wynn is sharing his opulent Popeye pop art purchase with the public! Placed on display July 2014, the sculpture by Jeff Koons will be here until late 2017, when Wynn says he will move it to another casino in Massachusetts.

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