Architecture is undervalued

People are wondering why Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer sold for a reported $135 million. Some ask if that was that too much. Some, like me, don’t think so. The painting is one-of-a-kind unfathomably great, full of mystery.

But my question is, how can that painting go for $135 million,
and another masterpiece by an undeniably top-ranked artist,
another work that ushered in the modern era,
another work full of love for a woman,

The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe –
how come that sold at auction in 2003 for only around $ 7.5 million?!

It even has land attached!

How can “Adele” be worth $135 million and “Edith” only $7.5 million?

I’d rather have the Farnsworth. And with all the money I’d save I’d buy lots of Windex.


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