Definition of "art": " n. – something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings"
Definition of "artifice": ar·ti·fice – ˈärdəfəs – noun – clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others. outright fakery
synonyms – trickery, deceit, deception, duplicity, guile, chicanery
A billionaire hedge fund manager recently paid $300 million for this artifice by Willem de Kooning, titled No. 17A:
Other dreck includes of course this by heroin addict Basquiat, who died of an overdose, titled "Untitled," bien sur, and
what would one expect for only $110 million: