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What is the most expensive painting ever sold?

Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece, entitled “No. 5, 1948″ is currently the most expensive painting ever sold. It was sold by David Geffen to an undisclosed buyer for $140 million. Rumor has it that Mexican businessman David Martinez bought the painting.

The painting was originally owned by Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. and displayed at the Museum of Modern Art before being sold to  Geffen and then allegedly to Martinez in 2006 (though the supposed sale of this painting to Martinez has been denied by his attorneys).

Pollock is an American painter known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. This particular painting was done on an 8′ × 4′ sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance.

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What are the New 7 Wonders of Nature?

New7Wonders of Nature (2007-2011) was an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based, government-controlled foundation.

To come up with the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the foundation urged citizens of the world to nominate sites which they deemed were natural wonders. Four hundred forty contenders came up and after a series of voting, the list was trimmed to 77. The group was then further cut to 28 by a panel of experts and then to the 14 finalists.

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