Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jussi Pylkkanen led the postwar and contemporary art auction at Christie's on Wednesday night. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
It was a week the art world had never seen before. For the first time, an auction house sold more than $1 billion of art — over three days at that — a vast outpouring of money that amazed even the wealthy and celebrities who flocked to the auction floor.

Wowee! Student loan debtors, homeless people, the unemployed and under employed joined with cheap labor immigrants and cheap lived minorities in singing the praises of our economic system and exceptional country. 

Hey, we've got the NRA and same sex marriage, we spend more than fifty billion on our pets, maintain more than six hundred military bases all over the world and spend trillions on war to be waged by multi-cultural forces. How many other nations can do that and still have a population left over to spend this much on, um, art?

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