We all heard about the $140 mln Francis Bacon triptych that sold at auction the other day. This balloon dog missed the limelight but actually beats the triptych. For one, there is only one dog, not three. Furthermore the guy who made this is alive and well making this the most expensive piece of art by a living artist. $58 mln!!! Can you imagine how this guy, when short on cash, could just go into his basement and work for a few minutes and be OK for another lifetime. No inflation?? And to think that my mom always told me to stay away from artists and their kin.