Tuesday, January 26, 2010


“But, Monsieur Brunet may further protest, explain to me how a dealer can sell for 200,000 francs a painting for which he paid 100? The answer is simple: the dealer picked the lucky number. I’m reminded of what someone said one day to Odilon Redon: ‘Do you understand how a Delacroix can possibily sell for less than a Muckaczy?’ To which Redon replied: ‘The reason is that no one has the power to make the price of a painting go up. An occult force controls these things, against which we all are powerless.”

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