Tuesday, August 31, 2010

By the numbers: international edition

1    the number of private indoor swimming pools in New York apartments

1    the number of indoor swimming pools Larry Gagosian has in his New York apartment

3.8    the number of dollars in millions paid annually to the director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York

7     the number of the 43 security cameras operational in a Cairo museum when a Van Gogh painting valued at $NZ78 million was stolen

11    the number in millions of dollars that Eli Broad will pay for a 99 year lease on the land for his private art museum opposite MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. (He’s also coughing up $284 mill for an endowment and $142 mill to build.)

32.5    the value in millions of dollars that the Phoenix insurance company put on its art collection 

17     the value in millions of dollars that the auction house Sotheby’s put on the Phoenix insurance company’s art collection

310,398     the cost in dollars paid per dollar bill for Andy Warhol’s 1962 painting 200 one dollar bills