art = capital, wrote Joseph Beuys in 1979, on a 10-Mark Notes, and made them so very valuable. Only two years ago, so a ticket for 3.810 Euro was sold at auction. Of course this is nothing compared to the record of the past year: 157 million dollars for Amedeo Modigliani’s Nude painting Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), sold by Sotheby’s New York in may. “The Star of the Evening,” said the auction house proud and pointed out, never before has a work so expensive sold.