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(The Daily Beast)   Munch's "The Scream" sells for $119 million. If only there were an apt visual metaphor which expressed the extreme consternation and surprise appropriate for such a sum being offered for a bit of pigment squiggled onto paper   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 117
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2012-05-02 11:40:52 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/It's a conspiracy.
 
2012-05-02 11:43:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]

/It's a conspiracy.


"A million people died in the potato famine. Ireland is an island. An island by definition is surrounded by fish. A million people died because they didn't like fish."
 
2012-05-02 11:45:23 PM
Buying art is no different than buying gold. It's one of those little tricks the rich use to protect their wealth.
 
2012-05-03 12:04:27 AM

Mentat: Buying art is no different than buying gold. It's one of those little tricks the rich use to protect their wealth.


If I had disgusting amounts of money, that's a painting I would buy. But that's because I've always liked the painting.
 
2012-05-03 12:12:37 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: If I had disgusting amounts of money, that's a painting I would buy. But that's because I've always liked the painting.


Me too and I don't know why. I guess that's the shtick of art, eh?

/huge Hopper Fan
// Hijack now in progress

www.edwardhopper.net
 
2012-05-03 12:17:02 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Mentat: Buying art is no different than buying gold. It's one of those little tricks the rich use to protect their wealth.

If I had disgusting amounts of money, that's a painting I would buy. But that's because I've always liked the painting.


So, what exactly do you do with a painting worth 119 million? Hang it in your living room in your house that's worth 20 million?

Think of what the insurance would cost for this.

/obscenely rich people problems
//loan it to an art museum?
 
2012-05-03 12:17:34 AM

Mentat: Buying art is no different than buying gold. It's one of those little tricks the rich use to protect their wealth.


And the irony is I absolutely hate selling my art.
 
2012-05-03 12:20:35 AM
gorightly.files.wordpress.com

WTF, man? $119 mill?
Jesus, you said it.
 
2012-05-03 12:21:32 AM
The guy who paid that much must be a real Munchie

/Munchie see, Muchie do
 
2012-05-03 12:29:03 AM

Mark Ratner: So, what exactly do you do with a painting worth 119 million? Hang it in your living room in your house that's worth 20 million?

Think of what the insurance would cost for this.

/obscenely rich people problems
//loan it to an art museum?


Link

Some see it as an investment since art prices will never ever go down. Some do it for bragging rights. Some use art to store their wealth in tangible, easily liquified assets. Some actually like art. They often loan the works out to museums and in some cases donate them for the tax write-offs.

Think Tony Stark buying the Monet in Iron-Man.
 
2012-05-03 12:34:00 AM
Didn't he paint about a dozen versions of that painting? He was Kinkaiding when Kinkaide wasn't cool
 
2012-05-03 12:45:50 AM

Mark Ratner: ecmoRandomNumbers: Mentat: Buying art is no different than buying gold. It's one of those little tricks the rich use to protect their wealth.

If I had disgusting amounts of money, that's a painting I would buy. But that's because I've always liked the painting.

So, what exactly do you do with a painting worth 119 million? Hang it in your living room in your house that's worth 20 million?

Think of what the insurance would cost for this.

/obscenely rich people problems
//loan it to an art museum?


Art museum. In the new ecmoRandomNumbers wing.
 
2012-05-03 12:48:11 AM

Mentat: Mark Ratner: So, what exactly do you do with a painting worth 119 million? Hang it in your living room in your house that's worth 20 million?

Think of what the insurance would cost for this.

/obscenely rich people problems
//loan it to an art museum?

Link

Some see it as an investment since art prices will never ever go down. Some do it for bragging rights. Some use art to store their wealth in tangible, easily liquified assets. Some actually like art. They often loan the works out to museums and in some cases donate them for the tax write-offs.

Think Tony Stark buying the Monet in Iron-Man.


Good point, but I'd rather buy the Iron Man suit for 119 million.

Seriously though, how does the insurance work for something of this magnitude? Like when I bought an engagement ring, I just added it to my homeowners's policy. It would be weird to add something that cost more than my house.
 
2012-05-03 01:08:48 AM
If only there were an apt visual metaphor which expressed the extreme consternation and surprise appropriate for such a sum being offered for a bit of pigment squiggled onto paper

There sure is, submitter.

i182.photobucket.com

"BWAHAHA, HAHAHAHA, hoo boy. HAHAHA"
 
2012-05-03 01:47:02 AM

Mark Ratner: Mentat: Mark Ratner: So, what exactly do you do with a painting worth 119 million? Hang it in your living room in your house that's worth 20 million?

Think of what the insurance would cost for this.

/obscenely rich people problems
//loan it to an art museum?

Link

Some see it as an investment since art prices will never ever go down. Some do it for bragging rights. Some use art to store their wealth in tangible, easily liquified assets. Some actually like art. They often loan the works out to museums and in some cases donate them for the tax write-offs.

Think Tony Stark buying the Monet in Iron-Man.

Good point, but I'd rather buy the Iron Man suit for 119 million.

Seriously though, how does the insurance work for something of this magnitude? Like when I bought an engagement ring, I just added it to my homeowners's policy. It would be weird to add something that cost more than my house.


Lloyd's of London will insure just about anything through its various underwriters. Musical instruments, body parts, etc.
 
2012-05-03 06:01:16 AM
is this it, Subby?

static.europosters.cz
 
Skr
2012-05-03 06:01:40 AM
$119 Million for that? What a buttmunch.

/ass goblin
//turd burglar
 
2012-05-03 06:02:39 AM
$119 million?!?
weblogs.baltimoresun.com
 
2012-05-03 06:03:50 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-05-03 06:04:38 AM
"There's something interesting about that woman's smile. I might learn to like her. Hang her in my bathroom!"

imgc.allpostersimages.com


/can't find a pic of the scene anywhere
 
2012-05-03 06:04:50 AM
Damn. You win
 
2012-05-03 06:08:26 AM
I wish I could sell any of my artwork for even a modest percentage of that price.
 
2012-05-03 06:09:21 AM

Mentat: Mark Ratner: Some see it as an investment since art prices will never ever go down. Some do it for bragging rights. Some use art to store their wealth in tangible, easily liquified assets.


You really need to see the documentary, The Great Contemporary Art Bubble, about the massive crash of the modern art market that took place three years ago. (link goes to trailer)
 
2012-05-03 06:10:23 AM
$119 million? Hope it's not a reproduction...
 
2012-05-03 06:10:45 AM
a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net

Jonathan Winters:The First and Last Day of Spring
 
2012-05-03 06:10:45 AM
msnbcmedia.msn.com

www.flashcoo.com
 
2012-05-03 06:10:59 AM

gsiofa: Mentat: Mark Ratner: Some see it as an investment since art prices will never ever go down. Some do it for bragging rights. Some use art to store their wealth in tangible, easily liquified assets.

You really need to see the documentary, The Great Contemporary Art Bubble, about the massive crash of the modern art market that took place three years ago. (link goes to trailer)


Whoops. Meant to delete Mark Ratner's name from my post.
 
2012-05-03 06:16:29 AM
Well thought out headline subs.
Some of these artists get enough recognition or appreciation while they are alive and creating, sad.
 
2012-05-03 06:17:15 AM
I bet subby thinks that "Culture" is an upcoming reality show.
 
2012-05-03 06:18:32 AM
www.gitdmm.com
 
2012-05-03 06:23:29 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-03 06:24:16 AM
web.mit.edu
 
2012-05-03 06:38:49 AM

bixpchiphead: [a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 433x353]

Jonathan Winters:The First and Last Day of Spring


I've never seen that before. It's arresting.
 
2012-05-03 06:42:27 AM
www.posters.ws
 
2012-05-03 06:45:15 AM

wiredroach: FirstNationalBastard: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]

/It's a conspiracy.

"A million people died in the potato famine. Ireland is an island. An island by definition is surrounded by fish. A million people died because they didn't like fish."


If the choice is death, or fish without chips, then I choose death.
 
2012-05-03 06:45:48 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-03 06:46:58 AM
www.atbreak.com
 
2012-05-03 06:51:06 AM
She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
'Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, guillotine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable in appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally
If you're that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, guillotine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Drop of a hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She's all out to get you

She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, guillotine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try
 
2012-05-03 06:55:27 AM
No Roger from American Dad?
 
2012-05-03 06:56:13 AM
A long time ago I was at the Norton Simon museum for an art class. I was taking my time, looking at the painstaking detail of tulips or fruit painted on copper sheets which was popular with Dutch artists for a while, then I turned a corner and was greeted with this:

Mulberry Tree in Autumn by Van Gogh

After scrutinizing dozens of remarkably photo-perfect paintings, this one punched me in the face. It seemed alive, and each curling leaf was like a flame, licking out from the canvas. While the other paintings seemed like frozen perfection, this one hummed. If I had the money, this would be one I'd love to have in my home.
 
2012-05-03 06:56:48 AM
It belongs in a museum!!
 
2012-05-03 06:57:45 AM
farm5.static.flickr.com
That's cold
 
2012-05-03 06:58:57 AM
Edvard, you vierdo, you...
 
2012-05-03 07:13:00 AM

Unfreakable: After scrutinizing dozens of remarkably photo-perfect paintings, this one punched me in the face. It seemed alive, and each curling leaf was like a flame, licking out from the canvas. While the other paintings seemed like frozen perfection, this one hummed. If I had the money, this would be one I'd love to have in my home.


My sister in law said almost the exact same thing about a piece she had the privilege to help restore recently.
 
2012-05-03 07:13:02 AM
And to top it off, it's not the only one. There are 4 versions of The Scream, this was the only one privately owned.
The rest hangs in museums/art galleries in Norway.

And they can be quite easy to steal sometimes..
 
2012-05-03 07:14:12 AM
Imagine this. No matter what the buyer does with this can you really get $119 million worth of pleasure out of it?

Will the owner stare at it for hours on end? I can appreciate art, but if I saw it in a museum I would probably only devote a couple of minutes to it (unless I were under the influence of drugs). Is it really worth $55 million a minute to view?
 
2012-05-03 07:15:18 AM
I bought the poster for $8.99 at Deck the Walls. How much you think it's worth now?
 
2012-05-03 07:18:12 AM

KatjaMouse: Unfreakable: After scrutinizing dozens of remarkably photo-perfect paintings, this one punched me in the face. It seemed alive, and each curling leaf was like a flame, licking out from the canvas. While the other paintings seemed like frozen perfection, this one hummed. If I had the money, this would be one I'd love to have in my home.

My sister in law said almost the exact same thing about a piece she had the privilege to help restore recently.


It just took me 15 minutes to fine an image that captured some of the detail of the paint. Most of the photos of this painting are flat and boring. In person, it's breathtaking.
 
2012-05-03 07:18:19 AM

unchellmatt: [web.mit.edu image 565x800]


i.imgur.com

Now that's an art
 
2012-05-03 07:19:36 AM
If I had obscene amounts of money I'd probably settle down and get myself a couple of Egon Scheiles. He doesn't go for absurd/obscene amounts but I love the artist enough that if I had the scratch I would go out of my way to obtain a few pieces.
 
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