~KLIMT . . . is huge
. . . TAX SHELTER.
“In 2006 RONALD S. LAUDER who is now worth $31 billion, paid $135 million for the Klimt painting ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer, I’.”
PHOTO: BEBETO MATTHEWS/ASSOCIATED PRESS c/o THE NEW YORK TIMES
for those of you holed up in somebody’s rural upstate country retreat, crashing at Daddy’s flophouse, or just plain too busy running around doing stuff – this was the front page of the New York Times, yesterday: Sunday Nov 27, 2011. it’s really all about tax shelters . . . but what the hell. can I call them, or what !!
it’s like having the damn winning horse in your bloodstream & DNA, but not having the $2 to plunk down for the race ticket. story of my life. (Nancy S. caricature courtesy of Alfredo Martinez – who is smarter than he looks.)
GUSTAV KLIMT, ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer I’, 1907. oil on canvas. 138 x 138 cm. collection (ca. 1975) Osterreichische Galerie, Vienna.
image scanned from: ‘Gustave Klimt’ by Alessandra Comini, Published by George Braziller, New York, 1975.