'The Scream' auctioned for a record $119.9 million (Painting)

Sushubh

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it's not for the painting. it's an investment. just like you do not pay crores and crores of rupees for earth when you buy land in premium location :D
 

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So you feel the owner will just sell for a profit in a few years :confused:
 


Sushubh

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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.
 

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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.