Stephen Hayes, best known as the Chubby Chatterbox, is a renowned Northwest humorist specializing in observations about growing up in the Fifties, Sixties and beyond. The Chubby Chatterbox is an unabashedly sentimental journey seen through the eyes of an artist, traveler and world-class screw-up.



Four Hundred Million and Change

November 17, 2017
By now most people have heard about the record breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World), which was recently hammered down at auction for $450,312,500, making it the most expensive work of art ever offered for sale. The previous record was held by Picasso, whose Women of Algiers smashed auction records a few years ago, selling for 179 million.   Art scholars and enthusiasts like myself have long been familiar with this Leonardo painting, which has always been controversial. Salvator Mundi was a theme popular with Northern European artists like the Van Eyck brothers and Durer, and for centuries it was thought Leonardo’s painting had been lost. The painting recently fetchin ...

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