At $28 million, Encore’s Popeye One of world’s priciest sculptures

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by Josh Resnek

As a lover of sculpture, I can state unequivocally, there is nothing quite like Jeffrey Koon’s painted stainless steel masterpiece of Popeye, now appearing inside the Encore Hotel and Casino in our city.

The stainless steel Popeye is a $28 million piece of modern sculpture intended to draw people to it – and it absolutely, positively, will do just that.

Exactly how many is the only question and this will be answered after the opening and viewing the first several months financials and statistics. To have such a piece of modern art in Everett – well – there has never been anything even close to approximate this type of expensive artwork appearing in our city – or in any neighboring city in more than 300 years.

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