Jeffrey Loria Sells Painting Worth Slightly Less Than Entire Marlins Roster
In fact, it cost slightly less than the entire Marlins roster combined.
Loria sold the painting for a cool $32 million.
The 2013 Marlins roster comes in at a combined $39 million.
Christie's in New York recently held an art auction, and dealing art is Loria's area of expertise. Well, that and destroying baseball franchises and screwing over baseball fans and their cities.
The painting, Diego en chemise ecossaise by Alberto Giacometti, was reportedly worth about $50 million, but Loria was able to fetch "only" $32.6 million for it.
Still, that's not too shabby, seeing how this was a record amount for a Giacometti.
And that's all fine and well. Loria is a businessman, and he's an art dealer, and this is how he makes his scratch.
Diego en chemise ecossaise, by Alberto Giacometti. Sold for $32 million. Giancarlo Stanton's contract? $537,000