So we stopped in this gallery in Palm Beach.

And there lay this piece of “art”.

Well, I’m not sure — is this really art?

The proprietor explained that this is made up of scrap pieces of metal from the garbage dump like from old discarded automobiles.

The artist welded the garbage together, painted it, and voila there it is — some very pricey art.

Who pricey you ask.

Take a guess.

No really.

No, you’re too low.

Try again.

No, you’re still too low.

Not even in the ballpark.

Okay, I’ll tell you, but only because you asked so nicely.

It starts with a 95.

No, not $9,500.

No, not $95,000 either.

That’s right $950,000!!!

All this “art” can be yours if the price is right.

Can anyone say “irrational exuberance” again? ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.