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Posted on Mar 3, 2016

Can You Tell Which Painting Is Worth 43.8 Million Dollars???

"The simpler the art, the more expensive it's gonna be."

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We asked people to look at pieces of art in pairs and guess which one was more expensive, and it was pretty impossible.

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Can you figure out in these three pairs of artwork which one is absurdly expensive?

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We made it as hard as possible.

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We made copies of each artwork in the same size and framed them similarly to avoid context clues.

  1. Which of these landscapes is worth more money?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Rhein II is currently valued at $4.3 million.

    Basically wow.

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  2. Which of these color fields is more expensive?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Onement VI was purchased for $43.8 million in 2000.

    I mean they both look vaguely nice to me?

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  3. Is this picture of a potato more expensive or is this cubist portrait more expensive?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This pic of a potato sold for $1.08 million.

    ...Maybe I should get into photography.

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