Okay, this is a somewhat political post, albeit art-related post for this collage blog. The New York Times today reported that a new record has been set for the price paid for a single piece of art at auction -- Giacometti's "Walking Man" (1961). The price..... $104 MILLION dollars!!! Hey, I want artists to be paid for their work as much as anyone. And I don't want to dictate how people spend their money. But just like I believe that there is NO athlete worth a $100 million/10-year contract, I don't believe anyone should pay this much for a piece of artwork... BECAUSE I personally believe that $100 MILLION dollars could be better spent on medical help for the poor or to help 250 college students pay for tuition or to build 5 libraries for inner-city schools! Sorry for the politico... but the rich keep getting richer and the rest of us sit by and read stories like this about the arts. ARGH!