The painting auctioned for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York on Monday, May 11, 2015.
One comment caught my attention. The radio commentator mentioned that there is just only one and no other painting like that in the world, so bidders realized that they could not just walk away and buy another one.
So buyers just kept on bidding until it reached $160m, setting a new record as the most money ever paid for a painting.
As a domainer, it’s easy to comprehend the bidding that had occurred at Christie’s auction yesterday.
Elsewhere and earlier this year, Qihoo, a Chinese Internet security company, paid $17 Million for 360.com. In 2015!
360.com and Picasso’s "Women of Algiers."
It might be years, if ever before either one of these rare items is offered for sale again. A domain, as well as a work of art, are one of a kind and well worth the Price.