Surely the point is that this billionaire criminal Stephen Cohen whose hedge fund agreed to pay US authorities $616m to settle allegations of insider trading (pay off for theft) yet STILL has enough to pay $155m for this perverse painting. Cohen is the founder of SAC capital and is one of Wall Street’s biggest art collectors, also owning works by Van Gogh and Manet.
Whilst most people are suffering and even struggling to feed themselves; because of these people – they get to spend their stolen loot on toys, trinkets and trivia like this. $155m on this pile of crap. Think what could be done with this money if put to a good cause. This is obscene. It is wrong wrong wrong on every level.