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2007-11-21 12:13:10 PM
Cool! I wonder how much I can get for my signed and numbered "Dogs Playing Poker"...
 
2007-11-21 12:14:32 PM
Hmm, I was expecting a story on Dexter's crazy girlfriend Lila. Oh well, it was still kind of interesting.
 
2007-11-21 01:51:24 PM
FTFA: "even though I didn't understand it, I knew it had power."

A million dollars worth of power! The chicks got super powers I tells ya.
Get her a spot on Heroes when the writers get back to work.
 
2007-11-21 03:11:17 PM
This has to be the one millionth time I've read this story
 
2007-11-21 03:11:38 PM
Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?
 
2007-11-21 03:13:49 PM
tortilla burger: This has to be the one millionth time I've read this story

This has to be the millionth time I've seen a painting sell for a million dollars.
 
2007-11-21 03:14:23 PM
Stories like this make me shake my fist at the Man and the giant hole in my pocket.

I'll add only one more word:
i170.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-21 03:15:35 PM
Suicidal Writer: Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

To make talentless hacks very rich.
 
2007-11-21 03:15:41 PM
Suicidal Writer: Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

To convince pretentious rich people to pay millions of dollars for $10 worth of canvas, wood, and paint.
 
2007-11-21 03:16:07 PM
Surely it couldn't have been the...

imagecache2.allposters.com
 
2007-11-21 03:17:01 PM
Suicidal Writer:
Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

Step 3: Profit !
 
2007-11-21 03:18:03 PM
UberDave: Cool! I wonder how much I can get for my signed and numbered "Dogs Playing Poker"...

I'll buy that for a dollar.
 
2007-11-21 03:18:09 PM
Modern art makes me want to rock out
 
2007-11-21 03:19:13 PM
But is it better then Jesus on a pancake?
 
2007-11-21 03:19:29 PM
How do the folks at the Antiques Road Show know so damn much?

How could you possibly be an expert on 17th century furniture, mid 20th century toys and have an encyclopedic knowledge of stolen artwork?
 
2007-11-21 03:20:21 PM
/Cue Philistinic boasting about art ignorance.

//Art collecting is the modern Tulip craze. Nice painting, sure, but a million bucks for decor? I'll take the Veyron, kthxbai.
 
2007-11-21 03:20:37 PM
Still looks like trash, to me.
 
2007-11-21 03:23:06 PM
give me doughnuts: Still looks like trash, to me.

Basura, por favor.
 
2007-11-21 03:23:06 PM
Suicidal Writer
Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

For me personally, it has more to do with the art making me think. Instead of it being a concrete representation of one item, or scene, or person; it can mean different things to me at different times. Plus, it is much more fun to stare at while tripping*.

I have two pieces of abstract art in my house by local artists, and would like to expand that collection in the future. If I would have happened onto the art in the article, I would have definitely picked it up and taken it home.

*At least it was. I would not know anymore as it has been at least 7 years since I have taken any sort of illegal drug.
 
2007-11-21 03:24:00 PM
I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.
 
2007-11-21 03:27:43 PM
OMG!
The puppy dog.....
It's so....
PHALLIC!
 
2007-11-21 03:28:07 PM
Ralph W.

Through the miracle of t.v., they don't show the experts getting together before the scene, id'ing the work and mulling over price. This also gives them time to use the "Interent" to research the items fuller.

/folks went here in Houston, was a bit of a letdown. Smarmy experts ignored everyone who didn't have the BIG item. Course, that's what the show is about, so I guess it makes sense.
 
2007-11-21 03:29:19 PM
RalphW: How do the folks at the Antiques Road Show know so damn much?

How could you possibly be an expert on 17th century furniture, mid 20th century toys and have an encyclopedic knowledge of stolen artwork?


I guess you never watch it then? There are dozens of dealers from all over the country that have their own shops, are highly specialized and have an electronic compendium at their fingertips. So, yes, the show as a whole "is" an expert on all types of antiques and collectibles. Every piece you see on TV has been pre-appraised and researched before going on air.
 
2007-11-21 03:30:35 PM
Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here:

I guess you never watch it then? There are dozens of dealers appraisers from all over the country that have their own shops, are highly specialized and have an electronic compendium at their fingertips.
 
2007-11-21 03:31:24 PM
Nestea Plunge: I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.

I like vaginas.
 
2007-11-21 03:31:37 PM
Fark trash trifecta in play!
 
2007-11-21 03:33:44 PM
steelwelder: Nestea Plunge: I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.

I like vaginas.


Georgia O'Keefe?
 
2007-11-21 03:34:12 PM
pray.for.mojo: Course, that's what the show is about, so I guess it makes sense.

Yeah, they don't really pwn people like they used to sometimes. I used to love it when they'd let some self-important prick go on and on about how GENERAL ULYSSES S GRANT gave this pen PERSONALLY to my great-grandfather's brother-in-law at APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, which makes ME VERY IMPORTANT and blah blah blah and then they'd tell him that it was a reproduction, a bank giveaway in 1967 and would be worth 5 bucks if it had ink, which it doesn't.
 
2007-11-21 03:34:34 PM
Here's a concept: Go around the country and find the oldest, most grotesquely infirm people in every city and parade them in front of the camera.

Call it "Antique Horror Show."
 
2007-11-21 03:35:32 PM
ramathorn83:

I still have the MAD version of that somewhere, i should dig it out.

Nestea Plunge: I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.

You sure narrowed that down.
 
2007-11-21 03:35:47 PM
YOU'RE SO UGLY YOU COULD BE A MODERN ART MASTERPIECE!
 
2007-11-21 03:36:45 PM
PirateKing

Suicidal Writer: Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

To convince pretentious rich people to pay millions of dollars for $10 worth of canvas, wood, and paint.


So the painting is only about 3" x 3" and has one drop a cadmium yellow on it?
 
2007-11-21 03:37:46 PM
phlegmmo: Here's a concept: Go around the country and find the oldest, most grotesquely infirm people in every city and parade them in front of the camera.

Call it "Antique Horror Show."


I call it "2008 Presidential Debate."
 
2007-11-21 03:39:41 PM
DMW Devil: steelwelder: Nestea Plunge: I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.

I like vaginas.

Georgia O'Keefe?


That's the one! Good stuff.
 
2007-11-21 03:39:42 PM
"even though I didn't understand it, I knew it had power."

-Pretty good definition of 'Art' right there...
 
2007-11-21 03:41:16 PM
After taking a class in art history, I've found that some abstract art can knock my socks off.

There's an abstract painting in the Art Institute of Chicago with a red round circle that jumps off the canvas and slams into your face. Not literally, but that's the experience I had. The painting is positioned so that you walk around a corner and the painting comes into view. It wasn't just me either, after the tomato (?) hit me in the eye a random stranger walked around the corner and made a comment like "what's that red circle doing?"

I've also seen a group of abstract paintings (at "Around the Coyote" in Wicker Park) which will give you vertigo, big time. I mean big canvases with paint blurred and smeared vertically, when you look at them you feel like you're falling.

Of course a lot of abstract art is just crap.

I'm just saying, open your eyes and you might be surprised at how some of it connects with your mind.
 
2007-11-21 03:41:37 PM
Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here:
I guess you never watch it then? There are dozens of dealers from all over the country that have their own shops, are highly specialized and have an electronic compendium at their fingertips. So, yes, the show as a whole "is" an expert on all types of antiques and collectibles. Every piece you see on TV has been pre-appraised and researched before going on air.


Busted.

1. Watch show
2. Don't ask stupid questions
3. Profit?
 
2007-11-21 03:43:16 PM
Suicidal Writer: Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?


/it's the equivalent of modern jazz
//it sucks, but if you pretend to like it some people will think you are sofisticated
///and can spell
 
2007-11-21 03:43:34 PM
DoWhatNowToWhat:
phlegmmo: Here's a concept: Go around the country and find the oldest, most grotesquely infirm people in every city and parade them in front of the camera.

Call it "Antique Horror Show."

I call it "2008 Presidential Debate."


Serious LOL there.
 
2007-11-21 03:47:03 PM
busy chillin': So the painting is only about 3" x 3" and has one drop a cadmium yellow on it?

You know who else liked cadmium yellow?
 
2007-11-21 03:54:35 PM
www.mundosimpson.com.ar
 
2007-11-21 03:55:37 PM
Suicidal Writer: Gah, will someone explain what the fark is the point of abstract art?

All art is abstract. Even a photograph. Think about it.
 
2007-11-21 03:59:07 PM
Phone_Answering_Monkey

busy chillin': So the painting is only about 3" x 3" and has one drop a cadmium yellow on it?

You know who else liked cadmium yellow?



Bob Ross?

/yeah yeah
 
2007-11-21 03:59:29 PM
Nestea Plunge: DMW Devil: steelwelder: Nestea Plunge: I like that broad who paints the flower pictures that look like vaginas.

I like vaginas.

Georgia O'Keefe?

That's the one! Good stuff.



No. The other one.
 
2007-11-21 04:14:34 PM
PERSONAL TO "mbillips:" I am sincerely impressed than any Farker out there remembers the tulip insanity which gripped Holland in the 17th century. You are certainly well-read, sir.

A Veyron is a good "moveable asset" but not likely to appreciate in value. But if you can lay hands on a Barris original, or a really well-decked California chopper, that would be an investment you could drive around.

A hot rod featuring original pin striping art from "Von Dutch" himself would be almost priceless, but alas, probably impossible to find.

Back when I was a teenager in L.A. there were 1956 T-birds on every used car lot, priced at $500 to $700 typically.

When I was a poor college student in Europe, I saw St. Gausens $20 gold pieces in every bank window for $58 buy, $62 sell. For about $60-$100 you could also buy a little Messerschmitt car, in somewhat-running order.

The general rule of collecting is, collect what you like.
 
2007-11-21 04:15:45 PM
busy chillin':Bob Ross?

Exactly. Bob Ross.
 
2007-11-21 04:22:12 PM
Anyone who wants to see a really talented artist, google WENDY PINI.

In addition to painting well, she also likes to run around the woods in skimpy costumes, acting out fantasy roleplay games.

Met her at Worldcon. Fun gal.
 
2007-11-21 04:24:47 PM
A representation of a vagina, is not a vagina.


/ artist
 
2007-11-21 04:31:25 PM
olddinosaur

Eh...

No.
 
2007-11-21 04:41:23 PM
One Million Dollars! Bwhaa Haa Haa!

hyperbean8jojo.googlepages.com
 
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