Damn, That Was One Expensive Balloon
Well, looks like Howard and Cindy Rachofsky done got 'em a little extra spending cash, as they finally parted with their beloved Jeff Koons sculpture, "Balloon Flower (Magenta)," for $25,648,698 -- or, about $1.5 million more than experts initially guesstimated. No wonder, then, that Christie's is heralding the purchase as a world record -- most money ever paid for a kiddie party favor. It was purchased by "an unidentified telephone bidder," which is how I like to handle all of my business transactions. --Robert Wilonsky
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.