When facing difficulties as we are with this market and economy, comfort food seems to be just the thing to serve up. Meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, soups, stews and chilis. Main comfort food at our house? Chicken Spaghetti and chicken soup.
This painting at left, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, is the most popular painting in the world now. When times are tough, people hunker down and think of what is really important. Love.
Klimt is so au moment. One of his paintings back in 2006 set a sales record -- when times were flush.
MarketWatch has the story on the most popular art/oil painting as judged by OverstockArt.com. The popularity of Klimt's The Kiss caused Van Gogh's Starry Night to fall to #2 but Van Gogh is still the most popular artist in the world with his Cafe Terrace ranking #3. Other artists who made the list: Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Peirre August Renoir. Da Vinci's Mona Lisa ranks #7.