Harsh reality about some works of art: the artist died in
misery while suffering from economic hardship...several
years later in 1960 his painting was sold for $55,000...and
then the same painting was resold in 2009 and this time for
the amount of $142 million. There are many cases like this.
Of course these prices are manipulated prices rather than
real prices. But does it make any change to what happened
to the artist?