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(Daily Mail)   $155M, highest price ever paid for an artwork by a U.S. collector paid for Picasso's "Fat Chick With a Penis Growing Out of Her Chin Playing With Herself"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Picasso, U.S., SAC Capital Advisors, Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Bellagio, asking prices  
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2013-03-28 07:20:33 AM  
No particularly deep and spiritual meaning behind it; it's a lady dreaming of diddling herself, perhaps falling asleep while in the act itself. It's how the act is conveyed that's extraordinary.
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In a way, your post demonstrates my confusion about this "high art" stuff.
You made that elaborate story, not Picasso. (and it was well explained, great job btw)

This painting has no story. It shouldn't be up to my imagination to give someone's creation value.
Hopefully that doesn't sound offensive to you or any other art people, but to me it seems the viewers of high art work harder than the artists themselves.
2013-03-28 11:48:33 AM  

Dedmon: special20: This is actually one of my favorite works by Picasso - as it really makes the biggest "fark you" statement to the art world that I can imagine. Aside from what I see in it, the fact is - you didn't do it. He did. That is why he's such a badass in my opinion. He had balls bigger than the ones on the bull he rode in on.
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/hot like a stolen Picasso
 I am curious, would you mind elaborating what you mean by this piece being a "fark you" to the art world? I find it a fascinating piece, as I do with almost all of Picasso's work. Is there some outside context to this piece that I am ignorant of? Also, what exactly IS that thing, anyway? The best I could google-foo was a German translation to "Bull," which does resemble that shape.

It's a bicycle seat with a set of bicycle handle bars.
Opinions on art is always subjective. There were many artists in that period that did the same egoistic, irreverent types of pieces. But to sit around, and one day just slap some junk together and call it art - that is where I got my impression that the man was seriously trolling. I find it very funny, and he did that more than once... and the people in the art appreciation world kept eating it up. So that is why in my moment of antihistamine fueled posting, I decided what Picasso was saying - I'm sure I don't have a gahddamm clue what the hell he was saying... but "fark you" fits a lot of situations when it comes to Picasso.
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