The 350,000 Percent Rise of Christopher Wool's Masterpiece Painting
Art dealer Christophe Van de Weghe strode into Christie’s auction house in New York with orders from a mystery client. His mission that night, Nov. 12, 2013, was to buy a specific painting—for which the client was willing to pay an astonishingly high price. “He gave me a number, and he had me bid on it,” Van de Weghe recalls. “He really wanted to have it.” The work was called Apocalypse Now.
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