Gawking at $135 Million in Nazi Loot
P.S. Five months after Ronald Lauder’s purchase of the Klimt portrait, Hollywood mogul David Geffen sold “No. 5, 1948” by drip-’n’-splatter master Jackson Pollock to financier David Martinez for a reported $140 million. Martinez, who makes none of Forbes lists of the richest people, also holds the record for the highest price paid for a New York Condo—$42 million in 2003 for a penthouse in the Time Warner Center, which he is currently enlarging.