Today is World Diabetes Day where we celebrate the birthday of the great Canadian scientist and Nobel Laureate Sir Frederick Banting who discovered insulin. He gave the rights away to the world for $1.00.
I am alive today because of the work of Banting and his team and it is good to have a day set aside to remember that.
In the latest instance proving that the art market has nothing whatsoever to do with the real world, Edward Hopper’s iconic “Chop Suey” just sold for $91,875,000.
At the same auction, a record was set for a work by William de Kooning. His “Woman as Landscape” was sold for $69 million.