Rothko painting sells for record $73 million-News-World-US & Americas-TimesOnline
"Art world records were shattered last night when a painting by the US abstract artist Mark Rothko became the most expensive contemporary work ever to be sold at auction.
The $72.84 million selling price for the artist's 1950 work White Center (Yellow, Pink, Lavender on Rose) was nearly three times the $27.1 million previous record, set last November, for any post-war work selling at auction.
A painting by the British artist Francis Bacon, Study from Pope Innocent X, also smashed the record, selling for $52.68 million.
Re: Rothko painting sells for record $73 million ...
What did W.C. Fields say?? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
(no offense to the painter, the painter's creativity, or painter-pride as I am certain that this is very valuable and much appreciated by many, especially the bidders. Life's buffet has something for everyone and not every something is for everyone.)
I could see paying a small fee ( < US$5.00) to have it removed from my domicile. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]