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Old 11-02-2018, 07:29 AM
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Well you know what they say, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Whoever owns this better hope that’s true and there’s some other sucker down the road who would waste their money on this joke of a painting.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanLB View Post
Lol so true. Iím sure us stupid idiotic unwashed masses are all just too ignorant and poor to understand the great beauty and sophistication of... some random scribblings on canvas.
It's not the art that most don't "understand," it's that most can't connect with the idea of that much money not meaning a lot, to those with tons of it! As a side note on that, most people can't fathom the scale of money spent, as opposed to the amount of money some hold. We live pretty low lives in comparison to the big dollar art collectors...
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:35 PM
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Eh, I mean... I’m not really buying that. If this was $20,000, sure, but $47 million? My dad just built a high rise downtown office / hotel building for $100M and this costs half of that but isn’t as good or as original as either of the two giant paintings that hang in the lobby. You’d have to be worth $50 billion to think this is no big deal money wise and even then it would be a dumb purchase because you can clearly get better art for cheaper. It’s like saying I shouldn’t care that I spent $100 on a meal because $100 isn’t much to me, but if that meal was as bad as this painting I’d be in the hospital for food poisoning
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Old Today, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by robertpasa View Post
You can go to Google Image Search and type "Cy Twombly Untitled Red."

Yes, somebody paid $46M for it. People buy these things because they know they can resell it later for a profit. It's not because somebody wanted to look at it every day. It's like, somebody a few years ago paid over $7M for a stamp. It wasn't an especially pretty stamp. It's an investment.

For people who think most modern art is silly - from an artistic standpoint, do you even think that's a good painting?
I kind of like it actually.

But $46M is ridiculous and it doesn't really require much talent to paint that, I would imagine....
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