This painting, by Mark Rothko, sold for nearly $87 million dollars in 2012.
It baffles me. I would rather like it if he sold 87 million of these, at a buck each. But such is the perception game. It’s a game!
I want my eyes to “see” the magic. Mr. Rothko, what is it we’re looking at here? Did you use a paint roller, then set it out in the rain? Someone help me to have taste. Because that’s the only way I would fork out 87 million dollars on this rather than 43 Bugatti Veyrons or a pair of Boeing 737 Business Jets.
If you earned $45,000 a year, it would take you two thousand years to earn one of these babies.