I don't spend much time thinking about $70 million paintings. They're about $69,999,998 out of my price range, even when the Dow's up. Ken Johnson does think about what these zany art market prices mean.
"A violin, it turns out, needs to be played, just as a car needs to be driven and a human body shooed off the couch. In this city that produced the best violins ever made, that job belongs to Andrea Mosconi. He is 75, and for the past 30 years, six days a week, he has finger-fed 300-year-old violins, worth millions, a diet of Bach, Tchaikovsky and Bartok."
As of this morning, Andrew Ryker is leading in the popular vote of POPSearch.