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Attention artists. If you’re looking to sell your work find yourselves some hedge funders, a good rep, and re-price your work to astronomical levels. The two paintings above, one by Jasper Johns (left) and the other by Willem de Kooning (right) were sold for a whopping total of $143 million to finance billionaires Kenneth C. Griffin and Steven A. Cohen. No word yet on whether they’ll charge $50 to view the work like the purchasers of the gold speckled de Klimt did, but chances are these guys don’t need and won’t, since they will probably just slap them up in their kitchens anyway.
Works by Johns and de Kooning Sell for $143.5 Million NYT