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THEY DROP A MILLION DOLLARS ON A PAINTING!
Brad Pitt went on a million-dollar shopping spree in Europe last week ... and came back with one item. While at an art show in Switzerland, he reportedly purchased a $956,000 Neo Rauch 9-foot-wide oil painting titled "Etappe" (Which means "Hop." How arty.). He apparently looked at the painting for a few minutes while "rubbing his goatee and fidgeting with his tweed hat" (not my detailed imagery; leave it to the Wall Street Journal). He walked away from the painting, but a few minutes later came back and bought it on the spot. Though when you put it to a net-worth scale, buying a million-dollar painting is equivalent to my impulse double-pack-of-gum purchase at the grocery store.