Short Jackson Pollock! Go Long on Damien Hirst!

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On display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art: Damien Hirst's "Some Comfort Gained From the Acceptance of the Inherent Lies in Everything" Photograph by Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images

In 1986, two Australians came up with a way for art fans of even the most modest means to own a Picasso. They bought one—a 1959 work titled Trois Femmes—and announced plans to cut it up into 500 one-inch squares to be sold for $135 apiece.

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