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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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Is “Duff Beer” from the Simpsons a real product?

It used to be just a fictitious brand but Homer Simpson’s favorite booze is actually sold now in Guadalajara, Mexico and other Latin American countries like Argentina, Colombia and Chile. A certain Rodrigo Contreras got the patent in Mexico for Duff beer and is bottling and distributing the brew. Duff Beer is portrayed in the animated series “The Simpsoms,” as a parody of the stereotypical commercial beer: moderately priced, average-quality, and advertised everywhere. 

It is not clear if Contrera’s patent will shield him from lawsuits from the show’s producers since Fox has never licensed the beverage in the United States or anywhere else.

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