Tuesday, April 26, 2011

By the numbers

 2.3  the number in millions of dollars that the Government funding for the America's Cup exceeds the entire annual funding for Creative New Zealand

2.5    the average number of dollars that American art critic Robert Storr is paid per word

6       the percentage of total Creative NZ funding that went to the visual arts in the 2009-2010 year

7        the number of years jail time a 62-year-old art dealer from Mainz was given for forging thousands of art works including 13 Giacometti sculpture

10     the percentage of total CNZ funding that went to “other music” in the 2009-2010 year

17     the percentage of the total global contemporary art market in 2010 that came from the sale of Andy Warhol’s paintings and prints

84    the number of Masters students currently being taught at the University of Auckland Art School

96.29  the price in dollars per square centimetre paid for Colin McCahon’s painting He calls for Elias at auction this month

3076   the number of hours Te Papa is open to the public each year