Blue canvas with white line sells for $44 million..

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I think he's missed a bit.

    I like this better, it's just like a bike.

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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Not to be confused with Newman's earlier work "Cathedra"..lol!

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  7. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I went there and it lead me to this, which is much more interesting and far cheaper.

    Here's my favorite:

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  8. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Oh you are in deep dodo now. I said the same thing about one of Rothko's works (Black on Black) a while back whereupon JamesR promptly called me a philistine and FraggleRocker threatened to ban me. One does not question the silliness of modern art in Sciforums. One does not tell the emperor he has no clothes on at Sciforums when it comes to modern art.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bla...cN8qV8gHb7YDgAg&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=453
     
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  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I GET that the artist may be wanting us to get in touch with the feelings the work gives us. To bypass the intellectual for a more visceral sense of the painting. I also get that he may be trying to get us to experience the mundane in a new way. Like saying a word over and over until it sounds weird. That's part of art too. What I DON'T get is why it would be considered "great" art and be worth $44 million. Maybe I need to study abstract art more to see what it's about. By the time I do that maybe I'll find the arrangement of trash in my garbage can great art too!
     
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    I quite like it, but the $44 Million has nothing to do with its value as art,
    it is its value as an investment commodity.
    I would love to go to a Rothko exhibition.
     
  11. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Many years ago while walking to class, I noticed a pile of trash on the lawn. I thought how odd. And in the days that followed there more trash piles. I subsequently learned those trash piles were art works from the art department.

    Yeah I don't get the price either. They are easily reproduced. Paul Jordan Smith made my point nearly a century ago.
     
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  12. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    I also have been taken to task by the above mentioned amateur at affectioanados for my bias against bad art, especially bad contemporary art. That said, the purchasing gentleman has scorch marks in his pocket from the spontaneous combustion of large quantities of cold cash therein.

    I would go to see a Rothko exhibition, however I would expect to be disappointed and mildly disgusted, perhaps nauseous after.

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    We have had those trash piles around here too, got a whole half - burned neighborhood full downtown, matter of fact.

    Rule of thumb here: if its meaning is not obvious, if it needs an explanation, it fails as an art work. Here in Detroit we paint blue cars with white lines, but we don't call that art.
     
  13. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    Here's my favorite Rothko. Rothko realism, if you will.


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    I especially enjoy the fine detail of the clothespins, and that the red T is clearly and sensibly inside out for efficient drying.
     
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    Frankly, people that push the crap that your link took me to are pretentious nothing more. Just laughable!
     
  15. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Well I have been to a Rothko exhibit at the National Art Museum in Washington DC, I say keep your money and find something more interesting to do with your time. And you are quite correct, you shouldn't need an indoctrination session to appreciate great art. Does one need a class or any indoctrination to appreciate Monet or Leonardo da Vinci, or Vivaldi? No, their greatness is obvious.
     
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    I have to agree and so did a man named Paul Jordan-Smith who created Disumbrationism - a successful hoax, a spoof on the art community. Jordan-Smith had about as much artistic talent as I do, and that isn't much. He spoofed the art community nearly a century ago by creating a fictitious painter and painting deliberately horrible art which the art world quickly praised. Had he not revealed his hoax during his lifetime, today he might be viewed as another Monet by the art community.

    http://www.critic.co.nz/features/article/3411/disumbrationism-a-beautifully--executed-hoax

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Dis...GNs-SqgbnnYKwCw&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=453

    http://www.ovguide.com/disumbrationism-9202a8c04000641f80000000001db3a2#
     
  17. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Here's another example of great art:

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  18. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Perty simple realy... art is in the eye of the beholder makin its value irrelevant to the price asked or paid.!!!
     
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    Why doesn't Detroit sell off some of its excess artworks. This one for example?
    It isn't fair for one city to have so many of them, while others are lacking.
     
  20. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    No one would buy them - would be my guess
     
  21. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, I think it is more than that. Over the course of the last century I think art has become more status driven and less about beauty. Art has become all about marketing.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluelusshusbund View Post
    Perty simple realy... art is in the eye of the beholder makin its value irrelevant to the price asked or paid.!!!

    Well sure that goes on... but to my pont... i woudnt care if the white line on blue was painted as a joke or not... i like it an woud hang it in my house even if it was valued at $5 bucks.!!!
     
  23. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    You could make one of them yourself for the cost of the materials.
    $500 max.
     

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