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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Be A Modern Architect . . .

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How do we place a value on two similar works of art?

This week, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is still flooded

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and they're desperately seeking funds to restore and reopen this masterpiece. The National Trust and Landmarks Illinois would love it if you could please send even $25.

On Monday, at Sotheby's, a version of a Damien Hirst shark

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sold for $17 million dollars.

What's wrong with this picture? Which one do you think is worth more?

Edward Lifson blogs at ClosetoEcstasy.com