Art Basel

Art Basel is in town. It is one of the world’s largest, most expensive and fabulous art shows. It is capital A Art. Twenty-five hundred artists / paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, prints, photography, video and digital art / and brand names like Andy Warhol and Miro as well less famous but well-known younger artists. Prices start at US $10,000. It’s not so much you can afford the art but that it is for sale. Unlike at a museum, you can get up close and personal with the art and at least think about buying it. That’s what the gallery owners want. I had my eye on a Kandinsky that I fell in love with. It is small, about the size of a large paperback book. There is something about the colors and geometry that speak to me. It’s called “Spritz,” watercolor, pen and ink and created in 1924. Violating the “If you have to ask” dictum, I asked. US $425,000. And I still loved it. Anybody want to go in with me? With 200 people, everybody gets a piece for $2,125. It can rotate between homes, we can have an annual party, and remember, this is investment art. Ten years down the line, maybe we double our money.

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