Barnett Newman is seen as one of the foremost Color Field and Minimalist painters of the mid-twentieth century. By titling this image "Newman's Revenge," the photographer references a 1990 controversy that erupted when Canada's National Art Gallery purchased Newman's Voice of Fire for what some felt was an outrageous amount ($1.76 million). The titular "revenge" came in the form of the painting being valued at over $40 million a quarter century later, in 2014. This dramatic increase in value could be attributed to the lasting influence of Color Field painting on Western art. Joanne Clifford via Wikimedia Commons

Newman's Revenge