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    Default Easy $44 million

    http://twentytwowords.com/canvas-pai...on-4-pictures/

    Can someone teach me how to appreciate?

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    There, the link said it.

    Newman overwhelms and seduces the viewer with the totality of its sensual, cascading washes of vibrant blue coexisting with Newman’s vertical “Sign” of the human presence, his iconic and revolutionary “zip.”

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    This one must be worth $88 million.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    http://twentytwowords.com/canvas-pai...on-4-pictures/

    Can someone teach me how to appreciate?
    If you stare at the white line long enough you'll see the presence and hear the call of the wolf.

    Just open half of your eyes when you wake up in the middle of the night and don't move. The white line will morph into a white gown floating over your bed. Normally you won't see a head.

    Last edited by Sion; 13th August 2014 at 12:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If you stare at the white line long enough you'll see the presence and hear the call of the wolf.

    Just open half of your eyes when you wake up in the middle of the night and don't move. The white line will morph into a white gown floating over your bed. Normally you won't see a head.

    Like this?


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    Well, the fact is, the painting fetched $44 million and there was someone willing to pay for it.

    We can laugh, joke and claim that it is not worth $44 million, but the guy's painting fetched $44 million (even if he's not around to enjoy it), and most of us will not even smell anything near that sum of money in our entire lifetime (or two).

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Well, the fact is, the painting fetched $44 million and there was someone willing to pay for it.

    We can laugh, joke and claim that it is not worth $44 million, but the guy's painting fetched $44 million (even if he's not around to enjoy it), and most of us will not even smell anything near that sum of money in our entire lifetime (or two).
    http://www.kovels.com/news-news-news...ls-unpaid.html
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...e-fraud-prison

    It takes a connoisseur to appreciate great paintings and great wine and there is always a greater fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    It takes a connoisseur to appreciate great paintings and great wine and there is always a greater fool.
    On a related yet unrelated note, Neil Gaiman wrote in the Sandman series:

    “It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."

    Of course, sometimes the emperor is just an imposter. In which case, people will be happy to point out that he has no clothes when they find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    On a related yet unrelated note, Neil Gaiman wrote in the Sandman series:

    “It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."

    Of course, sometimes the emperor is just an imposter. In which case, people will be happy to point out that he has no clothes when they find out.
    I like Neil Gaiman and would also like to quote him:
    "Make Good Art."

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Well, the fact is, the painting fetched $44 million and there was someone willing to pay for it.

    We can laugh, joke and claim that it is not worth $44 million, but the guy's painting fetched $44 million (even if he's not around to enjoy it), and most of us will not even smell anything near that sum of money in our entire lifetime (or two).
    I hope to see your cat photo outdo that one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    http://twentytwowords.com/canvas-pai...on-4-pictures/

    Can someone teach me how to appreciate?
    Only if you have $44 million dollars

    Newman's Black Fire sold for $84 million in May this year.

    Man's vanity, or stupidity, depending on how you want to see it, has no limits. But if one can really afford it, it's only loose change & is just a statement to speak of one's wealth to the lesser mortals of this world, to ensure one's name is permanently recorded & remembered in history. When it comes to art & antiques, don't think of $ or appreciation, think special, uniqueness, rarity, name. One buy these not to appreciate them, but to be appreciated, & wait for them to appreciate in value
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    There, the link said it.

    Newman overwhelms and seduces the viewer with the totality of its sensual, cascading washes of vibrant blue coexisting with Newman’s vertical “Sign” of the human presence, his iconic and revolutionary “zip.”

    I have no freaking idea what this means. Mind explaining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I have no freaking idea what this means. Mind explaining?
    I have no idea either.

    But if you do, maybe you will feel an urge to amass $44 million to buy the painting so that you can be overwhelmed and seduced by... etc etc blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I have no freaking idea what this means. Mind explaining?
    It's similar to pictures: if you need to explain it the photographer failed
    One a more serious note: whatever the painter / author / photographer actually intended hardly matters at all. He could state it somewhere, but it is of little relevance. What matters is the reflection of the work on the readers / viewers and what comes up in their minds.
    It's perfectly normal not to understand such paintings or pictures - because it's not about understanding them
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I have no freaking idea what this means. Mind explaining?
    it's an art ! art cannot explain one !! :P (^^^)
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I have no freaking idea what this means. Mind explaining?
    It means : I AM RICH!
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Well, the fact is, the painting fetched $44 million and there was someone willing to pay for it.

    We can laugh, joke and claim that it is not worth $44 million, but the guy's painting fetched $44 million (even if he's not around to enjoy it), and most of us will not even smell anything near that sum of money in our entire lifetime (or two).
    no worries. cats have 9...but I have gone through a few of them already
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