Million Dollar Paintings
you believe the resources for acquiring million dollar paintings, perhaps even
the so-called "priceless
" like the 100 million dollar Le Reve
(right) by Pablo Picasso, are yours.
But before placing your anonymous bids for those million dollar paintings or
even multi-million dollar paintings, please consider this: every minute, 12
babies perish from starvation somewhere in the world and the cost to have fed
all 12 kids nourishing meal is just over 2 dollars
per day (source: World Food Program).
the price of even a $10,000 painting, you can save the lives of 1,800
babies and nourish them to health by feeding them for a month. For the price
of a quarter million dollar painting, you can save 45,000 kids
by feeding them for a month.
For $1 mill
that number rises to 175,000 children. And for his $100 millio
, Steve Wynn could have saved the lives of over 24 millio
You buy art because you take joy in their beauty, right? Wouldn't you derive
even more joy in the beauty of saving the lives of thousands or even millions of
take a moment to picture in your mind colored oil on canvas and next to
it, hundreds if not hundreds of thousands of babies smiling at you
with gratitude because you saved them. Which would you enjoy more?
you're interested in art more as an investment. If so, why not
invest in the artwork of promising but undiscovered artists?
After all, why invest in art that already has appreciated and whose upside
Your return on investment on a gifted but undiscovered artist could be as spectacular as the money saved, which can be invested in saving
Or perhaps you buy art because you like the respect that your friends pay you for
protecting humanity's artistic treasures. If so, wouldn't your friends respect you
even more for protecting the weakest members of the humanity?
Something else. Are you sure your money isn't a blessing from God? "There is
no God," you say?
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