24 January 2008

Lasting Basic Values...

J. Paul Getty, who was once named "the richest man in the world" by Fortune magazine, called fine art "the finest investment." As one of America's great art collectors, he said, "The dollars and cents value of paintings, sculpture, tapestries and virtually all forms of art have shown a marked tendency to rise, even soar over the years. Much of this, of course, is due to the increased and still increasing awareness that art represents basic values that are not only lasting, but that become more valued as time goes on."   *from joseph sukowski's The Value of Art*

Why is it, I never see or hear quotes like this from anyone out of Getty's tax bracket?

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