“Everyone needs to believe in something. In the middle ages people revered the bones of saints. Van Gogh’s ear has become devalued just as saints’ fingers and toes were by the trade in relics. Yet it is still a grisly reminder that art should be more than the calculated pursuit of money and success. Today art is money…One day, though, our values may change. One day art may once again be a quest for truth and beauty, not wealth, and Van Gogh’s ear will be honoured as currency.” source

– Jonathan Jones, English, writer, art critic