Thursday, October 30, 2008


Lee Rosenbaum notes that the painting that was the subject of the documentary "Who the #$%& is Jackson Pollock?" is being offered for sale by a Toronto gallery for $50 million.

If it sells, it will edge out the next most expensive piece ever sold at this gallery by a mere $49,991,000.

More from The Canadian Press here.

The story notes that "Canadian art observers doubted Horton would get her price," and at $50 million I'm sure that's right, but how much should someone be willing to pay for the chance that the work is someday accepted as a real Pollock? How much is that lottery ticket worth?