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 wonâ€™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
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