Lou Harry's A&E

Yes, you've found Lou Harry's A&E, IBJ's home for opinion, debate and discussion on arts and entertainment matters in Indy and beyond.  Thanks for stopping by.

Arts & Entertainment, etc.

Art auction record shattered

May 15, 2008
Last night at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, a 1976 angst-infused triptych by Francis Bacon sold for $86.3 million. Apparently that’s the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of contemporary art.

My instinct was to ask if anything could possibly be worth $86.3 million.

Then I remembered that the 1998 movie bomb “Godzilla” was said to have production costs of $130 million — and it’s now barely in the top 50 most expensive films ever made.

So now I'm totally confused.

Your thoughts?
Comments powered by Disqus