klimt in the news
The value of art is a funny thing. I am sure everyone hasn't missed this Klimt in the news. It sold for a record breaking $135 million dollars! It seems like what bits of art information that make it to the "real" news are always something about some ridiculous artist, a new museum or of coarse...have to do with money. I was watching the "Daily Show" and even Jon Stewart had something to make fun (bottom clip second to right, watch it it is really funny!) of about the piece going for such a high price. If you stop and think about it....what really makes this worth anything? Check out this story in the LA Times. Do old men, wealthy men only buy paintings as investments?