American artist David Smith's large-scale metal structure 'Cubi XXVII,' seen here, has become the most expensive work of contemporary art ever sold at auction, fetching 23.8 million dollars at Sotheby's in New York(AFP/OFF)
Experts attributed the record price to the fact that most of Smith's works are in museums or permanent collections and therefore make extremely rare auction appearances.This is considered art because the elite consider it art and will pay large amounts of money for it. Thomas Kincaid, on the other hand, is not considered art by the elite even though Kincaid sells big honkin' buckets-worth of "art", more than any painter in history. As for me, I know art when I see it.
Mike & Bev