First up, from Quartz (Nov. 14):
This Rothko Sold For $75 Million
Rothko’s larger paintings with bolder palettes have sold well this year. His “Orange, Red, Yellow” sold for $87 million in May. The Rothko that sold yesterday is nine-and-a-half-feet tall.
All told, the Sotheby’s auction fetched $375 million, the company’s highest total ever. Most of the works, including paintings by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, are from the increasingly popular Abstract Expressionism movement—an indication, perhaps, of longing for post-war US boom times. Sotheby’s said buyers at the auction hailed from the United States, Malaysia, France, Switzerland and South America, according to the Journal.
If that is not to your taste you can learn how to make a veil out of marble:
Pietro Bazzanti ca. 1860
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England