Awesome Japanese Buddha sells for $14M

Wow.

This an awesome sculpture, but – perhaps, jus’ a l’il bit – overpriced. $14M? That’s Monopoly money, right? right? Of course, it was a t Christie’s, so I’m betting the bid wasn’t all about the piece itself.

I couldn’t imagine spending that kind of cash on something, plus, I can’t help but think that spending that kind of money on a piece of sculpture – a relic of the material world, which – according to The Buddha – doesn’t even really exist, except in the constructs of our minds as determined by karma – that is completely contrary to the teachings it represents…

Hmmm… Have to mediate on that one.

Oh, and I really love the blog that I pulled this story from – Bad at sports – which is an often humorous look at the world of contemporary art…



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