Edvard Munch's classic painting 'The Scream' officially became the world's most expensive artwork when it sold for $119,922,500 - or £74 million - earlier this week.
That's near enough the same amount that Real Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo three years ago (Ronaldo actually fetched £80m, but fluctuating exchange rates make these things impossible to compare exactly, with the prices almost identical in dollars or euros).
Anyway, it got us thinking: if you had £74m burning a hole in your pocket, who would offer better value? The sublimely talented Portuguese winger or the sublimely melancholic Norwegian masterpiece?
We round up the pros and cons of each.
Chilling depiction of human anxiety
Chilling depiction of human vanity
Never have a problem getting into the bathroom
Ideal 'ringer' for your local pub XI
Takes up a modest 36x28.9 inch spot on your wall
Every square inch of wall will need to be covered in mirrors
Unlikely to demand a transfer to another art collector
Comes with own collection of Ferraris
Value only likely to increase with age
Depreciating asset at its peak value
Great vision, but distinct lack of mobility
Will play football in the garden, but will always refuse to pass to you
Munch painted several different versions of The Scream
There is only one Ronaldo... unless you also count the fat, retired Brazilian one
No expense on tanning oil
Can help around the house with hoovering and washing up
Extensive security measures needed to avoid repeat of thefts in 1994 and 2004
Extensive security measures needed to avoid fans camping in the garden to snatch a glimpse
Happy to work for free
Wage bill estimated at £200,000-a-week
Will attract flocks of art connoisseurs from around the world
Will attract flocks of lingerie models from around the world
Nuisance calls from Charles Saatchi offering to buy it off you
Nuisance calls from Paris Hilton asking if Crissy can come out to play
Offers silent but profound commentary on the human condition
Will discuss new hair gel sponsorship while referring to itself in third person
Nagging sensation that you should have gone the whole hog and bought a Van Gogh
Nagging sensation that you should have gone the whole hog and bought Lionel Messi
The verdict: Buy the poster from Athena and a Playstation with a football game, then pocket the change and live in luxury for the rest of your life.