Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Twist Revealed

The ill-fated auction of the bronze animal heads will not go away.

Now an art expert says in The Economist that the man who Cai Mingchao beat to successfully bid for each of the heads at 15.7 million euros ($36 million) but then refused to pay for them, was interested in giving one of them back to China.

Sarah Thornton wrote that a London-based Chinese businessman had been willing to bid up to 12 million euros ($15.1 million) for the heads and then give one of then as a gift to China.

If that's the case, then Cai really is an idiot.

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