Sotheby’s is having a huge Contemporary Art auction tonight – you can watch it live online. The Rothko (White Center 1950) is unbelievable. Sotheby’s minimum price guarantee to David Rockefeller (owner of White Center) is $46m (Rockefeller paid less than $10,000 for it in 1960.) Now that’s “art investing.”
My favorite picture in the auction is Christopher Wool’s FUCKEM.
Way out of my league, but fun to fantasize. I used to call these things “paintings”, but it seems to be in vogue to call them “pictures”, so I’ll give it a try.