Five bids attempted to purchase "Son of Man" (1964), a self-portrait in which the artist appears in a bowler hat with a green apple hiding his face. It was estimated to be between $2 million to $3.5 million, but it sold for $5.3 million to an undisclosed American collector bidding over the phone. This world record auction price was set at Sotheby's New York on May 25, 1999.
The son of man is a title given to Jesus based on his human qualities. He is considered valuable because of his relationship with God and the benefits that person receives from this relationship. However, he can't bring himself to sell these gifts; instead, he gives them away for free.
In 1 Kings 18:24, we are told that the price of a man's life is not measured by his wealth or status but by his value to others. This same idea is found in Matthew 10:37 where Jesus says that those who benefit people most will receive the greatest reward. In both cases, the lesson learned is that true value is determined by what you give, not by what you get.
So then, how much is the son of man worth? The answer depends on how you view him and what you're willing to give up to have him live inside you. If you see him as a gift from God that should not be sold, there is no price tag that can be put on him.
In the 1920s, Henry Huntington purchased the artworks. "The Blue Boy" was purchased for a record-breaking sum at the time, and while the exact amount is unknown, it was most likely $640,000. That would be more than $8.5 million now. In 1999, it sold at auction for $1.6 million.
The blue boy is estimated to be worth between $10 million and $20 million.
There are only five known paintings by Matisse left in existence, one of which is The Blue Boy. It is considered by many to be one of his greatest works and is on display in Paris at the Musee d'Orsay.
The painting was created in 1949 and is estimated to be worth between $20 million and $40 million.
It's not just important because of its price tag but also an important piece of art history. The Blue Boy has been called "a portrait of childhood innocence lost" which tells us a lot about Matisse himself as well as young Pierre. He had a troubled life, including being imprisoned during World War II, so this painting is like a glimpse into his soul at one point in time.
After his death in 1954, his wife Marguerite sold The Blue Boy to cover some of their expenses.
The original He-Man with all of his attachments, sword, and shield is worth $2000, and much more if it is in immaculate condition and in the original packaging. The figure was first released in 1980 by Mattel as part of its successful line of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys.
Other notable figures from this line include Prince Adam, Teela, Man-At-Arms, and Skeletor. Each figure has its own value depending on how rare they are, how well preserved they are, and what features they have or do not have. For example, Prince Adam's face is never produced again after it was originally sold in 1980, so he would have no further value as a collectible. However, other parts such as his body can be purchased later in carded form at conventions every year.
He-Man's value is greatly affected by how many accessories and items you can find with him. For example, He-Man almost always comes with his sword and shield, but other weapons such as guns, axes, knives, and spears have also been included over time. His helmet also has special values; some people will pay extra for a complete set, while others will only pay for the helmet itself.