I went with the cellmate to visit a guy who imports Australian aboriginal artworks direct from the outback. He's an art expert who visits certain communities and deals ethically with them. Apparently in the past, unscrupulous white Aussies would swap beer for art. Early death of the artist from alcohol abuse would increase the artworks' rarity value.
The cellmate wants a big painting for her living room, but we're both clueless about art, so we took along an art teacher chum.
The guy let us take home our four favourite paintings, to get to know them and decide which one to buy.
What do you think? The cellmate likes the second one best. It's also the most expensive: