Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

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SANDY ENGLISH—The sale of Salvator Mundi has caused consternation even in the highly moneyed art world, in which contemporary and classic art works are routinely sold or auctioned for tens of millions of dollars. One writer at Artnet.com remarked, “The outcome is so far out of bounds that it bends our understanding of reality’s basic parameters.” The New York Times editorialized somewhat nervously that, “something has gone wrong in the balance of value and values.” 

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One thought on “Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

  1. Thanks for the Leonardo article … although, I have to say, it’s approximately 47 years behind the times (or “too late,” depending on how one wants to see it)

    Around 1970, when I was in art school, it was “already over” with art, so to speak. Not because paintings were selling for half a billion (although Picasso had done things like buying houses with paintings).

    It was all over because American Art – meaning some “leading” American artists – decided that “art” was whatever you said it was – providing you were a “leading” American artist with the corresponding authority to say whatever you want and get away with it (and none of this has changed since; it has only become more established).

    So…that was the death of art – in our time, at least … and this makes the phenomenon of half a billion (soon to become a billion) into just the latest result of what happened approximately 47 years ago.

    … in other words, when art can be reduced to the strictly arbitrary – this amounts to permanently handing it over to the market.

    But in our time, I think it’s safe to say that art is only a thing of the past.

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