May 15 2007

My Favorite Christopher Wool Picture

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.