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(Some Guy)   Annie Leibovitz is broke because: A) she spends too much money on props for her photoshoots, B) no one is buying her work, or C) she went into debt to pay for plastic surgery to look like Mad Magazine founder William Gaines?   (newser.com) divider line 64
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2010-10-27 09:14:54 AM  

D) She's a batshiat diva.

She's never had the slightest farking clue about dealing with money. Back in the 80's when she started doing photo-shoots for American Express, her finances were such a mess that she couldn't get...an American Express card.

And about the batshiat part...

When Sarah [her baby] started eating solid food, a rigorous journaling policy was instituted, in which every bite and bowel movement was to be committed to an unlined black notebook purchased from the Swedish stationer Ordning & Reda. Kellum regularly ordered replacement books from Stockholm so that the journaling could easily continue from one book to another. Once, when an order got lost in customs, Leibovitz insisted on having two notebooks sent from Stockholm via a special type of courier service called "quicking." It was essentially like buying a seat for a parcel on the next plane. The shipping cost alone came to $800.


She could've just gone into town and picked up a couple of old-school reporter's notebooks for three bucks, four tops. They're excellent for writing about poo.
 
2010-10-27 10:19:59 AM  
I thought she was broke because she took out some crazy advance loan against future earnings.

Are people really paying multiple millions for contemporary photography prints? That's just freaking nuts.

Jesus, the market ain't what it was a a couple decades ago. I should have got in while I could have.
 
2010-10-27 10:38:36 AM  
I mean, her pictures are kind of cool, but who the hell is going to pay thousands of dollars for them?

Oh, that's right. No one. She should have priced her art where people could buy it and she could make a living. She bought into her own hype and priced herself into the poor-house.
 
2010-10-27 10:43:39 AM  
Another Baby Boomer going into debt as they reach retirement age? I'm shocked.
 
2010-10-27 10:46:27 AM  
Anyone who pulls in millions of dollars a year and can't figure out how to get by deserves what's coming.
 
2010-10-27 10:49:14 AM  
Raug the Dwarf: She should have priced her art where people could buy it and she could make a living. She bought into her own hype and priced herself into the poor-house.

Very much this. Focus on the audience, they'll buy and you'll be a hit. Buy your own hype AND play the victim when the $$ runs out and you deserve the results.
 
2010-10-27 10:49:43 AM  
Could be worse...
awesomelife.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-10-27 10:50:09 AM  
bigmattress: Anyone who pulls in millions of dollars a year and can't figure out how to get by deserves what's coming.
 
2010-10-27 10:52:55 AM  
www.newser.com
What, me worry? Why, yes!
 
2010-10-27 10:55:11 AM  
Maybe the Usual Gang of Idiots will hire her. She could use a stedy paycheck.
 
2010-10-27 10:56:02 AM  
Buy them cheap now. They'll go up when she dies.
 
2010-10-27 10:58:53 AM  
I know very little about Anne Leibovitz but when I saw her pic I instantly imagined Claudia Black playing her in a biopic.
Exhibit A:
www.newser.com
Exhibit B:
starclick.org
 
2010-10-27 10:59:13 AM  
I saw a show documenting one of her photo shoots.
She had 20 assistants, a semi-truck worth of equipment and after several diva fits, she ended taking a few uninspiring shots.
 
2010-10-27 11:00:02 AM  
www.rudemix.com
 
2010-10-27 11:05:28 AM  
Too lazy to look for it, but I recently read an article about the trials and tribulations of a home she owns in the Village. Non-payment to contractors, ridiculous demands, legal fights with neighbors, etc...

Some of her shots are truly iconic, but damn- what a coont.
 
2010-10-27 11:06:52 AM  
Great Abraham! What is wrong with her nose?
 
2010-10-27 11:10:28 AM  
I have never seen the big hoop-la about Annie Leibovitz. She's like a big deal in NYC or something, to a certain crowd, and everybody else is supposed to accept her as a goddess of photography. As for being batshiat, she took these pics:

www.vanityfair.com

www.countrymusictattletale.com

That shiat is just not right. I wonder if Annie L. would approve if someone wanted to take pictures of her 15-year-old in a sexy pose, and lying on her dad like they're lovers. But old Annie doesn't have any kids, does she? Is she connected to the real world at all?
 
2010-10-27 11:14:12 AM  
Meh. Bill Gaines was better looking.
 
2010-10-27 11:18:06 AM  
And yet another creative type who doesn't give a rat's ass about the business end of things and wonders what happened when the shiat hits the fan. People, we get that you're an "ar-teest", for fark's sake hire someone that will be able to handle your finances properly.
 
2010-10-27 11:18:34 AM  
That's some nose, isn't it. Reminds me of a SLC slag with a shark fin strapped to her face that makes her look like a cross between Ringo Starr and the douche she just married.
 
2010-10-27 11:20:48 AM  
www.nypost.com

dailygab.com
 
2010-10-27 11:23:34 AM  
Iconic photographers seem to have a real problem with money.

Matthew Brady, arguably the first 'celebrity photographer', died penniless and alcoholic. His portraits cost a shiatload for the time (mid 1800s) and he had a prestigious NYC gallery. Then he got a bug up his butt about photographing the Civil War and took on shiatty business managers who took all his money, along with Brady's failure to pay his 'franchisees'.

I personally don't understand the artist=farktard with money. If you know you suck at it, hire someone who isn't. Or you'll end up in the gutter.
 
2010-10-27 11:24:02 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2010-10-27 11:24:13 AM  
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2010-10-27 11:27:50 AM  
She's a great photogapher and all that. But hot dang is this woman insane.
 
2010-10-27 11:27:58 AM  
i1229.photobucket.com
 
2010-10-27 11:28:58 AM  
www.nypost.com

blog.facts.ch
 
2010-10-27 11:33:10 AM  
i1229.photobucket.com
 
2010-10-27 11:36:33 AM  
I wonder what she would look like as a Fold In?

(oh, +1 for the Bill Gaines pic)
 
2010-10-27 11:43:43 AM  
That Gaines pic would make a great "Not this shiat again" shop.
 
2010-10-27 11:54:47 AM  
The high-end art market is fickle and capricious? Say it ain't so!

darch: Too lazy to look for it, but I recently read an article about the trials and tribulations of a home she owns in the Village. Non-payment to contractors, ridiculous demands, legal fights with neighbors, etc...


Yeah, I read that same article. My fave part: she bought the apartment next door and knocked down the wall to make one big apartment. Unfortunately, that was a load-bearing wall so when the inspectors showed up they went Able Sugar. She ended up paying another $2 mil for repairs to her apartment, her neighbors' apartments, and legal fees.

She thought things like permits and architectural review were for the little people.

/sad, but sort of predictable
 
2010-10-27 11:56:05 AM  
I thought she died in that kiln explosion...

/oh, that was Fawn
JC
 
2010-10-27 12:05:43 PM  
JoeCowboy: I thought she died in that kiln explosion...

/oh, that was Fawn
JC


LOL - only on Fark. Do you think she has hot sorority friends who would give us a pity F.
 
2010-10-27 12:06:16 PM  
chemrebel: And yet another creative type who doesn't give a rat's ass about the business end of things and wonders what happened when the shiat hits the fan. People, we get that you're an "ar-teest", for fark's sake hire someone that will be able to handle your finances properly.

Exactly. One of my motivations for becoming a lawyer was looking around at all my Artist friends and realizing how poorly suited they were to functioning in the real world, and deciding that it might be a good thing if they all had one friend who understood how shiat worked and could protect them (mostly from themselves)
 
2010-10-27 12:20:29 PM  
All I have to say is the world needs ditch-diggers too.
 
2010-10-27 12:39:49 PM  
Great portrait shooter. She should do well at Olin Mills.

/The answer is D) All of the above.
 
2010-10-27 12:44:01 PM  
Gulper Eel: D) She's a batshiat diva.

She's never had the slightest farking clue about dealing with money. Back in the 80's when she started doing photo-shoots for American Express, her finances were such a mess that she couldn't get...an American Express card.

And about the batshiat part...

When Sarah [her baby] started eating solid food, a rigorous journaling policy was instituted, in which every bite and bowel movement was to be committed to an unlined black notebook purchased from the Swedish stationer Ordning & Reda. Kellum regularly ordered replacement books from Stockholm so that the journaling could easily continue from one book to another. Once, when an order got lost in customs, Leibovitz insisted on having two notebooks sent from Stockholm via a special type of courier service called "quicking." It was essentially like buying a seat for a parcel on the next plane. The shipping cost alone came to $800.

She could've just gone into town and picked up a couple of old-school reporter's notebooks for three bucks, four tops. They're excellent for writing about poo.


A diva, yes, but also with undiagnosed OCD. Why the hell would you write about your child's bowel movements in a farking expensive book? It shows a controlling personality that outside of her profession is an indicator of a mental disorder. Oddly enough, this doesn't go for her looks since she resembles that 'Brazil' scene.

Janusdog: I personally don't understand the artist=farktard with money. If you know you suck at it, hire someone who isn't. Or you'll end up in the gutter.

Knowing a few artists in my time, it's fashionable to be ignorant in some regards. Not only does it fit the mold of being 'an artiste,' but it also gives the impression of being otherworldly and unconcerned with materialism. Of course, the sad part is that this often leads people to losing their money, going poor, and going into the shiatter. Liebovitz seems the type to want to playact artist instead of dealing with some harsh realities about finances and adulthood. You can tell by her bizarre fascination with her child's bowel movements that she's all about putting up an act or an appearance of some sort. Which makes her physical appearance incredibly hilarious.

In short? She's stupid. Now she pays for it. Or can't. Oh well.
 
2010-10-27 12:48:45 PM  
I read he canticle for her. It was good.
 
2010-10-27 12:57:04 PM  
G1AndyP: She's a great photogapher and all that. But hot dang is this woman insane.

No she is not. Anyone with 10K worth of equipment can take pictures.

It takes a real artist to take photographs. Shes a hack
 
2010-10-27 12:57:10 PM  
Guntram Shatterhand: Janusdog: I personally don't understand the artist=farktard with money. If you know you suck at it, hire someone who isn't. Or you'll end up in the gutter.

Knowing a few artists in my time, it's fashionable to be ignorant in some regards. Not only does it fit the mold of being 'an artiste,' but it also gives the impression of being otherworldly and unconcerned with materialism. Of course, the sad part is that this often leads people to losing their money, going poor, and going into the shiatter. Liebovitz seems the type to want to playact artist instead of dealing with some harsh realities about finances and adulthood. You can tell by her bizarre fascination with her child's bowel movements that she's all about putting up an act or an appearance of some sort. Which makes her physical appearance incredibly hilarious.

In short? She's stupid. Now she pays for it. Or can't. Oh well.


Well, yeah, but there's "otherworldly" and then there's just being batshiat dumb. Why wouldn't you just suck Christie's and Sothby's dick just a little, to make sure you had a retirement plan? Jeez.

I hate the whole non-profit/artistic idea that money is bad and people with money suck. Like in SF. Who the hell do you think are buying your shiatty ass art? Oh, that's right. Yuppies. STFU and if you want to eat -- patron. Get you one.

Sorry, just the holier than thou non-profit thing gets under my skin.
 
2010-10-27 01:03:49 PM  
i'm pretty sure she lost a big chunk with Bernie Madoff, also.
 
2010-10-27 01:04:08 PM  
As someone who married into a Jewish family, even I am surprised enough to say Holy shiat, look at that nose!
 
2010-10-27 01:35:16 PM  
JoeCowboy: I thought she died in that kiln explosion...

/oh, that was Fawn
JC


Came here for this reference.
 
2010-10-27 01:41:57 PM  
she must have pissed off the Owners.


that's a no-no in the Land of the Free.
 
2010-10-27 01:44:09 PM  
More like Tranny Lebowshiatz
 
2010-10-27 02:03:51 PM  
She's probably the foremost photographer of portraits in magazines- ever. I love reading all of the pinhead comments that come up every time there is a story on an artist on FARK. Her work sells, she just overspends. She is probably a little off, and hard to control. Seems obsessive. Still, an amazing artist.

Yes, please continue to slam her looks. It's another version of the studman idiocy. Go on. You make yourselves look like geniuses.
 
2010-10-27 02:04:21 PM  
Is she still considered an expert on chimpanzees, though?
 
2010-10-27 02:12:10 PM  
Linux_Yes: she must have pissed off the Owners.


that's a no-no in the Land of the Free.


You are really bringing the Derp early. School out?
 
2010-10-27 02:12:27 PM  
I like her work.

Ain't paying for it though. She used the rights to them for collateral for a loan, and farked up the loan, and lost the rights to her own work. That's just not very smrt, Annie.
 
2010-10-27 02:37:39 PM  
Considering her body of work, most of it is pretty light. No real depth. There's the occasional blues brothers in blue paint or john lennon and yoko ono, but those portraits are interesting because of the people in them. Celebrity portraiture just isn't what it was in the 30's and 40's.

She's also a very unpleasant woman.
 
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