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Ahh, the unfathomable cost of Modern Art these days.

Compared to the price of a genuine Jasper Johns, Herzog & de Meuron's £10 million fee for the practice's underwhelming Tate Modern extension is a snip.

After all, it's only 6 per cent of the total project cost (£163 million). The Swiss duo would have to design another four extensions if they wanted to get their hands on Damien Hirst's £50 million diamondencrusted skull. Actually, Astragal would rather have a whip-round.

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