The above life-size bronze sculpture, by Swiss Artist Alberto Giacometti, was sold at auction in London, yesterday, for the record sum of £65m after just eight minutes of bidding.
The UK appeal for the disaster victims of the earthquake in Haiti has raised £70m and taken almost three weeks.
Somehow, comparing those two facts makes me feel uncomfortable.
I am not sure whether it is because one person can have so much as to be able to spend such a huge sum on a piece of bronze, or whether it is that so many people are left with so little, and are not able to find even the basics necessary to survive.
I guess that is the balance of life….for those who have, there are many more who have not.
It just does not seem a fair equation to me!