OK I am the first to admit I do not know much about art, and I am probably in the majority in Canada.
When I saw this article I wished I would have taken up oil painting instead of house painting.
Over the years I have seen stories about what people pay for seemingly simple paintings, and it astounds me. But the painting pictured here by Scottish artist Peter Doing of a tunnel along the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto takes the cake.
It is set to go to auction June 30 at Sotheby's and it is expected to sell in the $16 Million range.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It looks like something a 3rd grader would paint. Who would pay $16 million for THAT?
To put it in perspective, here are some things one could buy right now for $16 Million:
Michael Jordan's home
Sheryl Crowe's home
Island in Bahamas
Luxury Yacht 155'
OK these are in US dollars but I am sure you could negotiate!
Seriously, think of all the good one could do in the world for $16 Million. Imagine how many children you could save, jobs you could create, how many lives you could change with $16 Million.
OR... you could buy a painting that looks like it was painted by a child.
As Paulie on the Sopranos used to say, "Not for nothin' but I'm just sayin' "