well i am not saying that. but majority of people spend on art as an investment. a few out there might be passionate and probably wants to own their favorite works of art. what i am saying was that you are not paying for the painting alone. you are paying for the value of the painting that would magnify with time. just like when you buy a premium piece of property, you are not exactly paying for the land itself, you are paying for the value of that land which would increase with time.
True that... But somehow sounds too ridiculous to me to pay this much for a painting, "even" if one is a billionaire. Coming back to the picture - The person holding hands on ears reminds me of yesteryear heroines shouting "Nahin" on hearing their husbands have died in war or something.