What are the highest prices for video art?

Bill Viola's Eternal Return sold for $712,452 in 2000.  The rest of the top ten is all by Viola, Nam June Paik, Matthew Barney, and Bruce Nauman, with the #10 work going for $234,814.  I like video art, but to buy it…to me that is one very expensive movie ticket.  I did, however, shell out for a Netflix subscription, so at the margin I can watch Black Narcissus for nothing.

The data are from the new and interesting book Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market, by Noah Horowitz.


Black Narcissus is a great, underrated film. But Netflix? It must be seen in glorious technicolor on the big screen.

"That is one very expensive movie ticket."

Is the resale value of "video art" more like movie tickets, or more like static 2D art? What's the price of the most expensive piece of static 2D art in Tyler's house, and at how many meters is it indistinguishable from a print?

Just about anything by The Archers was brilliant (The Red Shoes, Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, etc). Hopefully Tyler has gone through their work.

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