Crazy Money Day! Art Collection Sells for $1.5 Billion
It’s Crazy Money Day!
Microsoft co-founder and art collector, Paul Allen, once said: “… all these works of art are going to outlast you. You’re only a temporary custodian of them.” And he was right! We’re temporary managers of all things in this world. They may outlast us for a while, but one day, they’ll go up in smoke. Humanity’s future, however, is eternal whether in heaven or hell. Paul Allen cofounded Microsoft in 1975 with his childhood friend Bill Gates. It’s estimated that he was worth more than $20 billion when he died at age 65. His sister, Jody, has the responsibility for his foundation and is gradually selling off his estate. Last month, more than 150 pieces of his art went up for auction. 60 pieces sold for $1.5 billion. That set a record for the most valuable private collection sale ever. It included pieces by Van Gogh, O’Keefe, and Monet. The proceeds will go to charity just as he requested.
So what are you collecting? Does it consume you? Paul told the Colossians: “Since you’ve been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4) So let’s fix our hearts and minds on eternal matters so we don’t lose sight of our purpose for living.
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