...just sold at auction for $34 million. This is the highest price ever paid for a...work?...by a living artist. The creator of this alleged masterpiece, Gerhard Richter, is the same who is responsible for defacing Cologne Cathedral with a dreadful pixel-window, an unworthy replacement for a stained glass window destroyed during the Second World War.
But back to the $34 million junk pictured above. Who are the biggest suckers in this scenario? The critics who praise this delerium tremens to the skies? The anonymous party who forked over a king's ransom to get it? Or the rest of us working slobs who bust our butts for peanuts, when we could be covering ourselves in paint, rolling around on a piece of canvas, and selling the product for eight figures?
I know I'm in the wrong line of work.