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be a $100M
Sep 24, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
This Could be a $100M Painting
Sandro Botticelli's work goes to auction in January
- An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction in January, and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering $80 million estimate, despite the pandemic. Botticelli's 15th-century portrait of a nobleman in
Young Man Holding a Roundel
is the highlight of...
Is on Acid
Jun 12, 2010 2:23 PM CDT
Botticelli's Mars Is on Acid
The sartyr next to him has a suspicious plant
- There's a reason Mars looks so out of it in Botticelli's classic painting
Venus and Mars
. A sharp-eyed art historian tells NPR that he's on what's known as "poor man's acid." Check out the sartyr in the bottom right (the one who's sort of sticking his tongue out...
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