In February 2015 Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo, (When Will You Marry?) sold for a record $300m making it the most expensive painting to go to sale.* Since then only Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has broken that record for approximately $450m reinforcing Gauguin as an unquestioned historical master. Even if these values seem obscenely inflated it begs the question, what is behind the Gauguin phenomena and is it driven purely by aesthetic value? Continue reading Gauguin