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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 25 12:34 AM

Oct 25th, 2017: Paintings

Painting making nice decorations in you mansion or hovel.
Unless you commissioned it(hired somebody that hopefully has skills), the best you can do is buy something you like to look at.
Maybe something which matches the drapes/sofa, or will really tie the room together also works.
(Stick to etchings for luring unsuspecting targets.)
However if you are buying to impress, or as an investment, it gets tricky.


I suspect the lion's share of these Billions are spent on established winners as declared by the experts, and are authenticated out
the wazoo to be by famous artists.
But what about the unwashed rabble?

The critics/experts say this is bad...

OK, I can go along with that.

The critics/experts say this is good...

Say what?

The critics/experts say this is bad...

Yeah, not real compelling.

The critics/experts say this is good...

Oh come on, you're shitting me.
Nope, the four they said were good are all hanging in real honest to god art museums.
And I don't mean a museum owned by a guy named Art.

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Leus  Wednesday Oct 25 08:55 AM

Those are all bad art. But because some of them are statements by really renowned artists they can stand criticism based on what they represent and not what they are.

If Joe Whatshisname is a extremely good artists and somehow decides to create bad art as a statement, we have no clue about his intention: we only see bad art. Even if he tells us, we don't see because we don't know if Joe is any good. That's not our fault, but Joe's.

That said, that Magritte is really good (once you know is a Magritte.)

Incidently, that's one of the reasons why I can't stand stupid modern "art" consisting of three sticks, some wire and a piece of fabric, complete with a 1,000 words "manifesto" about the author's intention. I DON'T KNOW YOU, YOU WORTHLESS HACK.

Uh, sorry.



glatt  Wednesday Oct 25 11:39 AM

That shouldn't be the case, Leus, but I have to agree with you.

Association with fame will make anything, not just art, more valuable. See the recent sale of a nasty old cigar that sat in Churchill's lips. It should have been worthless trash based on its own merits, but sold for $12k last week.



Glinda  Wednesday Oct 25 12:39 PM

Reminds me of The Museum of Bad Art.

My personal favorite (which I think is pretty good; certainly better than those in the OP):


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Leus  Monday Oct 30 10:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
That shouldn't be the case, Leus, but I have to agree with you.

Association with fame will make anything, not just art, more valuable. See the recent sale of a nasty old cigar that sat in Churchill's lips. It should have been worthless trash based on its own merits, but sold for $12k last week.
That Churchill thing is memorabilia. That's prime example of value theory :-)

What I (poorly) tried to say is that you need some cred if you want to pull shit like this. I bet that if Michaelangelo somehow decided to sculp a turd we all would get nuts about it.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 30 01:13 PM

You're absolutely right, Leus.
OMG, the Michaelangelo turd is coming to auction, sell my stock portfolio, sell my estate in the Caribbean, I must have the turd.



Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Oct 31 12:27 PM

WAIT, WAIT, don't flus.....



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