$23.1M for This Piece of Crap?Listen, we love contemporary American sculpture as much as the next guy, but when we heard that Larry Gagosian paid more than twenty-three million dollars for this David Smith sculpture (Cubi XXVII), we threw up a little bit in our mouth. You could make a better metal sculpture by stacking up silver kitchen parts from the Bowery, for godsakes! We're sure Larry did it as an investment, but we hope that he doesn't have to keep this thing in his living room until he can sell it to some museum.

For a much better piece of modern sculpture, check out Rachel Whiteread's Water Tower, currently on view on the roof of the MOMA, and visible from the garden downstairs.