Readers of my May 10th blog suggesting purchase of tickets to the upcoming Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery would have made a very nice return on their money had they 1) followed my advice and 2) didn’t want to go the exhibit themselves. According to today’s Metro, “the rush to see the London exhibition is so great that tickets are selling on eBay for £400, 25 times their face value.”
‘Who would have thought, 500 years on, the most in-demand artist in Britain would be Leonardo da Vinci?’ said exhibition director Ed Parkinson. ‘The glowing reviews have arguably cemented the show as the hottest ticket in town.’ Reviewers have struggled to find the superlatives to describe Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, which gathers nine of only 15 or 16 existing paintings by the master.”
I can’t guarantee similar returns but make sure you order your Lucien Freud tickets soon.