Thursday, June 17, 2010

Modigliani Who? Or Why?

As reported Tuesday, a Modigliani sculpture just sold at auction for $52.8 million. I mean it's not like the guy was Rembrandt or Picasso. One of the reasons the piece sold so high is that  Modigliani didn't produce very many sculptures. So don't bother checking your attic. You don't have one. Amedeo Modigliani (Rock me Amedeo! Sorry, 80's flashback.) died in a charity ward of tuberculosis on January 5th, 1920. The booze, drugs and carousing had ruined his health. Could he be more of a cliché? Fortunately that state didn't keep his art from being amazing.

Source: Biography Resource Center; Reuters

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