Saturday, December 15, 2012

By the numbers: International edition

1      The number of American Bald Eagles on Robert Rauschenberg's combine Canyon that prevented its sale especially after the US Tax Department sent a $35 million tax bill. The work has now been donated to MoMA.

1      The number of years that Liam Hughes and Jason Parker will each spend in jail for stealing a Henry Moore sundial and selling it for scrap.

14    The number of video games that have been purchased as part of the MoMA ‘s collection this year.
77    The number in thousands of NZ dollars that were awarded to Elizabeth Price as this year’s Turner Prize winner

91   The amount in dollars Liam Hughes and Jason Parker got when they sold a Henry Moore work worth $970,00 for scrap.
104 The age in years of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who died last week in Rio de Janeiro
145 The number in millions of dollars that Leon Black paid for Edvard Munch’s The Scream that he has now put on temporary loan to MoMA.