Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Most Expensive Art

For some reason best known to itself, The Telegraph has posted a slide show of the 10 most expensive artworks ever sold (CLICK). It's proof, if you want it, of the old saying "A fool and his money are soon parted". Picasso's Garcon a la pipe (1905) fetched $104,168,000 at Sotheby's New York auction in 2004. It's neither the worst nor the most expensive! Last year, the runner-up in BBC Radio 4's Amateur Scientist of the Year award found there was no correlation between art's emotional value and its price (CLICK). Aesthetics? Not in the real art world. It's big bucks for big names, irrespective of quality or talent.


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