Holy Half a Million, Batman, That Dark Knight Art Sure Did Set a Record at Auction Last Night
|Everyone scoffed when Barry Sandoval said this Batman would go for $100,000 in March. Though, technically, he was way off.|
So. Late last night, Heritage public relations director Noah Fleisher emailed: "Thought you might like to see this. The Dark Knight art sold for $448,125 today. It is the most ever paid for a piece of American comic art. Amazing!" He sends a link to Bleeding Cool, which tracks such things and says the previous record was for this Spider-Man art -- which sold in December for a paltry $88,500. Even the wife, the art history major, was impressed: When I showed her the final bid -- out of 15 Internet and phone bidders -- she said, "For a living artist? And a comic book?!"