The price to get by in this day and age gets higher by the month. College used to cost $40, people bought food with a nickel, and you didn’t need to scrape the bottom of your pockets for a good night out with friends. Today, a phone costs 1,000 dollars! Needless to say, were living in a world where it’s tough to keep your head above water. However, social class has nothing to do with education and everything to do with luck. The things rich people spend their precious cash on testifying to the fact that a college degree has got nothing to do with extreme success. Artists have caught on to the fact that the upper class is no smarter than the lower ones. Millionaires are buying art pieces for the most outrageous prices, all because someone convinced them that its valuable.
A good amount of these paintings are incredibly simple. Anyone can draw them, yet their worth more than most people make in their life. When you look at these pictures sitting beside their price, a heated feeling of anger and regret that starts to arise. While we’re out there struggling, this artist made millions just by splattering paint on a canvas. It makes you think “forget my degree, grab me some paint. I can do that!” The people purchasing the art might call you uncultured or tell you “you just don’t understand the arts,” after you ghasp at the amount they spent on a painting of a line. In reality, it is they who don’t understand the real art, the art of manipulation. Sorry fancy folks, but you’ve been tricked into emptying your wallets.
1. Mirror, Blood Red by Gerhard Richter | $1.1 Million
The saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. This one worth two; blood red. Apparently, in monetary value, its worth a lot more. “Hey mom, let me borrow your lipstick- I can do this!”