He barely stays in the lines…
Can’t say I’m a big Picasso admirer. But he seems like a classic old master compared to the new trend in art: “installations” like changing a church into a mosque.
It’s a con. But they like being conned.
“The description of the work from Christie’s catalog hits all of Professor Galenson’s benchmarks.
It’s innovative: “Painted directly with the artist’s feet as he suspended himself above the canvas from a rope hanging from the ceiling, the painting represents a unity of the central tenets of postwar abstraction with performance art.”
And it’s from the most influential period of the artist’s work: “Painted in 1961, ‘BB56’ dates from a highly significant time for the artist,” the catalog description says, adding that 1962 “was the year in which Shiraga was given his first solo show outside Japan, at the Galerie Stadler in Paris, where this painting was exhibited.”
That it may look, to some, like a child’s finger painting is irrelevant. “A lot of contemporary art is aggressively ugly,” Professor Galenson said. “That doesn’t matter in terms of its value.”
Picasso was secretly commissioned for his work “Guernica” by the communists.
Most of the buying and selling in the art world is a scam.
And they’re all faggots too.
I’d like to shit on a stick paint it gold and sell it to them.
They’ll just shove that stick up their asses.
Billy, have you had a bad encounter with a gay chap? You seem to be a bit on edge today.
LOL same outcome.
I’d be selling them at a hundred thousand a pop. What they would do with my art I’d leave up to them. I would hope they give my art a place of prominence in their galleries and homes.
Rich people buy art because they can.
I think Picasso is a trifle exhibitionist myself. It’s like he flaunted convention just to show he could.
Now Mini-Zilla, on the other hand…
Can’t beat Zilla.
Her excessive use of bright colour and ham speak to the soul.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Mordecai Richler: https://books.google.ca/books?id=cROBWLHa9mAC&pg=PT121&lpg=PT121&dq=solomon+gursky+was+here+jackson+pollock+how+can+you+tell&source=bl&ots=3UV2d8SJKB&sig=rK0SySk7-vSRDA53K_e93yfW3mM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=An9RVdDbLYaeyASY3IB4&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=solomon%20gursky%20was%20here%20jackson%20pollock%20how%20can%20you%20tell&f=false
It’s too much work to find all the boobies.
The turning point in art was the invention of photography. Until then, artists tried to represent reality. Once they realized that they couldn’t compete against photos, their works became more fanciful and abstract.
Why? cube, square triangle.
… can buy a lot of LSD with $179m.
Modern Art is a classic financial bubble.
Picasso did not draw well: http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4499/full
Picasso was a randy hetero with lots of humor (I’ve seen many works of his all over the world, and learned to appreciate him). Bacon was a mentally confused homo – he belongs in a butcher shop rather than in an art gallery or museum.
More money than sense as my sainted mother would have said.
Guernica is profound art