May 4th, 2012 → 8:10 am @ // No Comments

“The jewel that we find, we stoop and take it
Because we see it; but what we do not see
We tread upon, and never think of it.”  – Measure for Measure

If you haven’t heard yet, Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” sold for $119.9 million this past Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York.  That’s certainly a fabulous price but I disagree with art critic Holland Cotter who said that it was too much – if I had an extra $119.9 million lying around I’d totally have bid on it.  But I do agree with the common complaint that everyday art isn’t appreciated enough.  I have a neighbor across the street who is an artist (primarily) and a bookkeeper (to pay the rent).  She isn’t famous, as far as I know, but her work really is very good.  Too bad it’s so hard for such “unknowns” to make a living.

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