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He has also amassed one of the world's finest art collections, owning classic paintings by Edvard Munch, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock as well as contemporary pieces including Damien Hirst's pickled sharkWhat a waste of money. Sure, it's potentially a fine investment for him personally, but there's better ways to use that money in my opinion.
It never before occurred to me that Ms. Walter is menstruating.
If you have that kind of money it's not an issue of better ways to use it, it's an issue of how to gain status or power or whatever else drove you to amass that much money. What do they care about how other people think they should use it? Money is a marker and for them isn't money anymore, but a means to an end. Or, maybe it's just a hearty "up yours."
It's the Hope Diamond of paintings.Or the Rolls Royce of cars.PS That's supposed to be an erotic painting?
If I had anything near that amount of wealth I'd use it in acquisition of works by obscure or unknown artists, past or emerging.
That's what the Rockefellers did with Jackson Pollock, and then bought off a couple of art critics to say how great his work was.
re: Rockefellers, hmmmm, did not know their Pollack boosting but the returns are handsome.No. 5, 1948 The Most Expensive Painting In The World
I imagine most of Picasso's works have been cursed at times.
Jackson Pollack was a con-artist and bragged about it.
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