‘Da Vinci of Debt,’ an installation by natural light, is currently on show in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. And has just taken its place as the world’s most expensive artwork.
As the name suggests, the artwork depicts the burden of Student debts faced by over 45 million American college graduates. Natural light took on the issue in an artistic manner to bring attention to this serious issue, the apparent cause of stress in otherwise cheerful college life.
The artwork is a tumbling installation of 2,600 real college diplomas, which sums up roughly around 180,000 USD each; the average cost of four-year college education in the U.S. If we do the maths behind it, the total installation comes valued at 470 million USD, just 20 million USD more than the most expensive painting ever sold: Leonardo Da Vinci’s 600-year-old Salvator Mundi.
“College debt is one of the most important and, unfortunately, one of the most crippling issues for Americans today,” says Daniel Blake, VP of Marketing for the company. Hence, the most expensive artwork in the world is even more expensive in terms of providing value, and hopefully, this serious issue will be in light after more and more get to know about ‘Da Vinci of Debt.’
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