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The World’s Most Expensive Paintings and Sculptures

How do canvas panels covered with pigment acquire price tags of more than $100 million? Who buys them – and why?
‘Say you were going to buy a $200,000 painting,” Andy Warhol once said. “I think you should take that money, tie it up, and hang it on the wall. Then when someone visited you, the first thing they would see is the money on the wall.”

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Jazz for Cows


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Ocean Sky

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On The Road Ahead or The Road Behind

 

Sometimes I think the fates must grin
as we denounce them and insist,
The only reason we can’t win
is the fates themselves have missed.

Yet, there lives on the ancient claim-
We win or lose within ourselves,
The shining trophies on our shelves
Can never win tomorrow’s game.

You and I know deeper down
There is a chance to win the crown,
But when we fail to give our best,
We simply haven’t met the test
Of giving all and saving none
Until the game is really won.

Of showing what is meant by grit,

Of playing through when others quit

Of playing through not letting up,

It’s bearing down that wins the cup.

Of taking it and taking more
Until we gain the winning score
Of dreaming there’s a goal ahead,
Of hoping when our dreams are dead,
Of praying when our hopes have fled.

Yet, losing, not afraid to fall,
If bravely we have given all,

For who can ask more of a man
Than giving all within his span.
That giving all, it seems to me,
Is not so far from VICTORY.

And so the fates are seldom wrong,
No matter how they twist and wind;
It’s you and I who make our fates,
We open up or close the gates

On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind.

 

George Joseph Moriarty

 

 


Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

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Louvre Museum

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