- Art appreciation..
On Sky Arts now, an auction for this painting –
Scroll below the video to see the painting
Estimated: $35,000,000 – $55,000,000
I actually burst out laughing when they said it was a masterpiece! That was my involuntary response. What’s yours? Do you like it?Posted 3 months agonewrobdobMember
I hadn’t realised that the works my son was knocking out every five mins at the age of three some of which still adorn my home office wall could be classed as masterpieces ..worth hanging on to methinks ( certainly every bit as good as that crap )
Yaaaaawn. You sound like a daily Mail reader.Posted 3 months ago
Yaaaaawn. You sound like a daily Mail reader.
And you sound like someone who can’t answer a simple question. Which is worse?
I love modern art my son’s middle name is actually “Tate”! I know how art is valued and all that, I was just interested to know what people thought of this particular piece as it actually made me laugh.Posted 3 months ago
eg. ‘a bit shit’ …thanks Bin Bins 🙂CaptainFlashheartMember
There was an interesting piece on R4 this morning, in which someone (I forget who) posited the opinion that modern art is no longer art, in that the art of storytelling, interpretation, message etc has disappeared. It’s just a model of a balloon dog. That’s all.
Rather good point, I felt.Posted 3 months ago
I think that in the case of the likes of Damian Hirstt and Tracy Emin it’s an experiment in how far you can push the ‘Emporers New Clothes’ analogy to relieve idiots of the most money.
50 million quid diamond-encrusted skull anyone?
It’s proper classy, like….
And is probably a metaphor some old shit or other, that occurred to him in between lines at the GrouchoPosted 3 months ago
I would be delighted if you could talk me through it ..
Apparently the spirally scribbly bit in the middle is 2 eggs. Cos that’s what is in the story of Leda & the Swan, you know 🙂
There was a Hirst on the same programme – it was fantastic. Completely made out of dead flies.Posted 3 months ago
Apologies for employing a cliche but I suspect it might be a bit “if you don’t get it, I can’t explain it to you” (especially me as I don’t get it either! 🙂 ). I mean, I’m not untouched by the arts – I love a good play, I love films, I wouldn’t be without books or music, and I saw a ballet on Friday night that moved me almost to tears. But I couldn’t explain it to you, not in any way that could move you like it does me. Maybe it’s my poor wordsmithery. 🙂Posted 3 months ago
not in any way that could move you like it does me
That’s what I found interesting about this painting – normally, if I don’t like something, I go.. hmm nah. But this one made me laugh, does that mean I don’t like it? I’m actually more interested in it for me having a (quite extreme) reaction. That’s why I started a thread really. Not so someone can be all superior cos they get it, or otherwise. It’s just that instant reaction. (To a bunch of scribble 😆 )Posted 3 months agomuppetWranglerMember
At that level I reckon art is more about tax avoidance than it is about what’s on the canvas.
I could look at that from now until, oooo, the end of time, and I’d still say “don’t get it”. I wish I did, but art and poetry just pass me by. I feel I miss out because of it.
If you’re still looking at or reading stuff and thinking about it then it’s far from wasted on you, you don’t necessarily need to reach a conclusion.Posted 3 months agokm79Member
Expensive art like this just a money laundering scheme anyway, isn’t it? There is a scam in there somewhere that we are all too poor to know about. Meanwhile the odd fanny here and there will chime in pretending the art is real and they get the meaning behind it etc, etc. The laugh the rich folks get from this is just a wee bonus.Posted 3 months agodeadlydarcyMember
More people go into an art gallery every week than to football matches. And yet we have one of the forum’s biggest football fans (well, in that he watches a lot of it from leafy Ramsbottom on TV) positing that a piece of art is a bit shit while fapping himself silly over Paul Pogba, who cost £379m and is also “a bit shit” sometimes.
He’s such a philistine that the irony of it is lost on him.
😛Posted 3 months agosimondbarnesMember
According to government figures only three million people visited museums & art galleries in November 2017 ..a figure that is in decline ..
I would venture to say that the Premier league attendance figures alone would top that in any given month ..
According to the internet, just about 20 million people have attended footy in the top 4 leagues this season. I guess they’ve been playing for about 6 months so a bit over 3 million / month.Posted 3 months agojohnx2Member
It’s worth what someone will pay. See also bitcoin thread.
(ETA John Berger in his book “the success and failure of Picasso” noted that Big P was already a very very successful artist in, I dunno decades ago I read it so let’s say the 30s. That meant a top professional type income, nice big house in a nice Parisian suburb. It was only after US financiers started looking for new places to put their money that prices went mad, so that by the 60s a few strokes of his brush were worth a house.
If I wasn’t on the phone I’d say something about the KLF trying to jump in to the art world by burning £1m. A worthy failure, which might have come off if it hadn’t looks too close to taking the piss. Which is to say, if it’s that easy, you do it.
On topic, I don’t like Cyber Twombly much, but I do like art. Especially the modern shite that makes you wonder about the point of stuff, init.)Posted 3 months ago
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