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Everett, Massachusetts: $28.2 Million Statue of Popeye (Gone)

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. Moved in 2019 to a casino in Massachusetts because, according to its president, Popeye has a "connection to the water." Gone by 2020.

Oct. 2021: Reported gone.

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$28.2 Million Statue of Popeye

No longer there. Per employee, Popeye was sold about a year ago.

[Susan, 09/24/2021]

Some say that Popeye was sold, others that he was moved into storage. Either way, he's gone.

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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