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Monday, December 09, 2019

Endorse This: The Opening Bid Is $100 Million

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Who says the economy is slow? The posh patrons of Christie’s auction house in New York had no trouble at all spending money on Monday, when they set a new all-time record for the price of a single painting. The winning bid for Pablo Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers (Version O)” was a whopping $160 million, plus commissions that brought the total price to just shy of $180 million!

Click above to watch the squirm-inducing video — because at the very least, seeing these fine folks bid higher and higher will make you feel better about your own impulse buys. Then share this video!

Video via Christie’s.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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