Monday, October 11, 2010

Top Price Paid for 'Ox Cart'

Carul cu Boi
A late nineteenth century Romanian painter’s artwork sold recently in Bucharest, Romania, for EUR 155,000 ($208,109.90 US). Not bad for an ox cart! That makes it one of the top priced artworks ever sold in Romania. The painter's name was Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907). The title of the painting was Carul cu Boi, or the Ox Cart.
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Oxen helped build this country

Oxen helped build this country
I think every village green should have a statue of an ox. He is one of nature’s finest, most useful and virtuous creatures, and he helped build America. . . .

“Oxen were slow (about 2 miles per hour), but when there was a need to overcome inertia, they pulled with a resolute and steady strength until things started to move again,” retired farmer Michael Williams wrote in Farmers Weekly. . .

Click on title to read more of KEVIN CULLEN at Commercial-News .