Once said Rómulo Cuello, so much money in our times, that to enter any final amount is needed numerous zeros, cannot remain inactive in the banks and must be reinvested in the global financial system to be multiplied 10 or 20 times over the next decade! That three world's largest transnational corporations (Exxon, Chevron, Shell) have accumulated 350 billion dollars profits during the new century says a lot of times in which we live, while in Africa, China, Nicaragua, or in our country, 30% of people hardly survives with one dollar by day.
Discussions about library or museum are over. Artists agree on that these two words are the cemetery of art. Now we talk about how to position the product into the market. Even this expression has been replaced by sales levels.
In this scenario, similar to the frightening pictures of Bosco, intellectual activities (microchip or computer software can be regarded as an inspiring act of creation) could not be immune: master works of famous painters are trading to huge amounts (which are a system of placing money in some business). A van Gogh exceeds one hundred million dollars price. And if tomorrow that same painting is put up for auction again, I'm sure its price will be double. We could argue that its cost is just $ 1,500 and that amount still remains abstract. How to calculate a master work in numbers? Money does not exist physically, but through the bill or coin and its assignment value, same as a painting or a book, whose traces over time are abstract too.
Here the 10 most expensive paintings of all time: