This giant self-portrait of Chuck Close is not a painting…
but a tapestry with over 500 colors woven on a Jacquard loom in Berlin, Germany…
and purchased in Art Basel 2009 Miami [Scope Art Fair] for $120,000.
It could be argued using the transitive property
that this is a case of AOE– Art Over Everything
as opposed to the more traditional and widely accepted
MOE- Money Over Everything. Or maybe not.