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(The New York Times)   Two blue rectangles: $43.8 million. We are in the wrong farking line of work   (nytimes.com) divider line 110
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2013-05-15 08:59:16 AM
Those aren't blue rectangles, subby, they are a deep blue abstract composition.  Well worth $44 Million.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-15 09:07:09 AM
The edges are dirty. I mean darkened.
 
2013-05-15 09:07:40 AM
What you're really paying for is the stripe.
 
2013-05-15 10:08:48 AM
You'd think for 43 mil they would through in the rest of the equipment gratis.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-15 10:09:38 AM
er throw damn it
 
2013-05-15 10:27:54 AM
rich and stupid sometimes go hand in hand.
 
2013-05-15 10:41:40 AM
It's art. No one's making you look at it or pay money for it. Why does this bother anyone?
 
2013-05-15 10:49:11 AM

Cewley: rich and stupid sometimes go hand in hand.


I'm sure the Weisman's felt like complete idiots for picking it up in 1961.

I thought it was more interesting that at the same auction a Gerhard Richter painting broke the record for highest price paid for a work by a living artist.
 
2013-05-15 11:01:51 AM

DamnYankees: It's art. No one's making you look at it or pay money for it. Why does this bother anyone?


Because I could have done it and been a cool $44Mil richer now.

/Anyone want to buy a couple of red triangles?
 
2013-05-15 11:02:47 AM

EvilEgg: Because I could have done it


No, you couldn't have. You know how I know you couldn't? Because you didn't.
 
2013-05-15 11:03:34 AM

DamnYankees: EvilEgg: Because I could have done it

No, you couldn't have. You know how I know you couldn't? Because you didn't.


Well, I could now.
 
2013-05-15 11:04:39 AM

EvilEgg: Well, I could now.


So do it. If you have the ability to do something which would get you tens of millions of dollars, do it, or stop complaining.
 
2013-05-15 11:08:13 AM

DamnYankees: EvilEgg: Well, I could now.

So do it. If you have the ability to do something which would get you tens of millions of dollars, do it, or stop complaining.


I'm better at complaining, much more practice.  I don't think I could sell my complaining for $44Mil.
 
2013-05-15 11:15:16 AM
Two by two, rectangles of blue...
 
2013-05-15 11:29:36 AM
That would look a hell of a lot cooler if the artist painted a big old smiley face on it.
 
2013-05-15 11:38:46 AM
"Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Andy Warhol
 
2013-05-15 11:41:41 AM
To witness this painting is to submit one's self to a spiritual experience, which, through its transcendence of subject matter, approximates that of consciousness itself. It forces one to approach the limits of experience and awakens one to the awareness of one's own existence.
 
2013-05-15 11:43:41 AM
I wish I can be that rich where I can pay tens of millions of dollars for something that an average 8 year old can do.
 
2013-05-15 11:45:52 AM
"I could have painted that"
"You could have, but you didn't"

I don't remember what this is from but it seems to be relevant to this story.
 
2013-05-15 11:45:57 AM

wjllope: To witness this painting is to submit one's self to a spiritual experience, which, through its transcendence of subject matter, approximates that of consciousness itself. It forces one to approach the limits of experience and awakens one to the awareness of one's own existence.


I like the relationships. I mean, each character has his own story. The puppy is a bit too much, but you have to over look things like that in these kinds of paintings. The way he's *holding* her... it's almost... filthy. I mean, he's about to kiss her and she's pulling away. The way the leg's sort of smashed up against her... Phew... Look how he's painted the blouse sort of translucent. You can just make out her breasts underneath and it's sort of touching him about here. It's really... pretty torrid, don't you think? Then of course you have the onlookers peeking at them from behind the doorway like they're all shocked. They wish. Yeah, I must admit, when I see a painting like this, I get emotionally... erect.
 
2013-05-15 11:48:15 AM
Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.
 
2013-05-15 11:49:13 AM
It's all about the marketing...
 
2013-05-15 11:50:59 AM
www.film.com
 
2013-05-15 11:53:57 AM

billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.


So it means nothing, therefor it can be whatever you want? I wouldn't have payed 44 mil for that if the picture could teleport me back to Woodstock with a hand full of pills whenever I wanted.

I like art bus Jesus H Christo on a gotdamn waffle that really blows my small mind.
 
2013-05-15 11:55:15 AM

billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.


That's some world class bullshiat, right there. I can see the paradigm that it is being set here and am tracking the modal shift that is coming. Also, siloing.

/yeah, I speak fair corporatese. Not fluent, but can still baffle on demand.
 
2013-05-15 11:56:54 AM
When you have a lot of money you're rich. But you're not really wealthy until you start to drop ridiculous amounts of cash on stupid shiat like this. Just because you can.
 
2013-05-15 11:57:22 AM

ExpressPork: "I could have painted that"
"You could have, but you didn't"

I don't remember what this is from but it seems to be relevant to this story.


also "sure you could have, but why?"

i love modern art threads.. brings out the one liner buthurts
 
2013-05-15 11:58:59 AM

EvilEgg: Because I could have done it and been a cool $44Mil richer now.


Of course, Onement VI was originally painted in 1953, so you'd have sit on it for a couple of decades and hope that your particular school of art becomes fashionable.
 
2013-05-15 11:59:13 AM
It would be better if it was on velvet.
 
2013-05-15 11:59:25 AM

Madbassist1: billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.

That's some world class bullshiat, right there. I can see the paradigm that it is being set here and am tracking the modal shift that is coming. Also, siloing.

/yeah, I speak fair corporatese. Not fluent, but can still baffle on demand.


Then you need to brush up, because we don't set paradigms around here, we shift them mister... <snap><snap>
 
2013-05-15 11:59:49 AM

Voice of Fire has 3 rectangles and sold for 1.8M. Suddenly that doesn't seem so stupid.

Looking over Newman's work,  this guy had to be trolling rich people.

 
2013-05-15 12:00:06 PM
Caffrey: I bet it's a lot of money for that piece of wood.
Burke: "Piece of wood"?
Caffrey: Yeah. I mean, take away the fact that DiMaggio swung it, it's just a bat.
Burke: But some guy named Pollock can splatter paint on a canvas and you think it's worth millions of dollars.
Caffrey: "Splatter paint on a canvas"? You stand in front of one of Pollock's works, the chaos fades away and you see the discipline, the balance of restraint and abandon.
Burke: Like when DiMaggio stepped up to the plate.
Caffrey: Great art has a broader meaning. It captures a time, a place, an emotion.
Burke: This bat was used to set the all-time hit-streak record the same year Hirohito bombed Pearl Harbor. For four, five at-bats a day, Joltin' Joe let Americans forget that we were going to war.
Burke : A time, a place, an emotion.
Burke: This bat, those balls, these pennants got this country through some tough times. They still do. Gives us something to root for. And if you work hard, swing for the fences anything's possible.
Caffrey: That's how you feel about baseball?
Burke: That's how a lot of people feel about baseball.
 
2013-05-15 12:11:34 PM

PsyLord: I wish I can be that rich where I can pay tens of millions of dollars for something that an average 8 year old can do.


In about two minutes with a can of spraypaint
 
2013-05-15 12:11:43 PM

wjllope: To witness this painting is to submit one's self to a spiritual experience, which, through its transcendence of subject matter, approximates that of consciousness itself. It forces one to approach the limits of experience and awakens one to the awareness of one's own existence.


Do you like turtles?

/got nuttin'
 
2013-05-15 12:14:06 PM
When people pay $900/gallon for coffee I'll believe they'll pay anything for anything.
 
2013-05-15 12:14:44 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen.

The Billion Dollar Room;

9homedesign.com
 
2013-05-15 12:17:28 PM
I like turtles.

I like men.

I do not like men who look like turtles.

Thank you.
 
2013-05-15 12:20:23 PM
Meh, it's no Rothko.
 
2013-05-15 12:20:57 PM

EvilEgg: DamnYankees: EvilEgg: Well, I could now.

So do it. If you have the ability to do something which would get you tens of millions of dollars, do it, or stop complaining.

I'm better at complaining, much more practice.  I don't think I could sell my complaining for $44Mil.



I consider myself a bit of a speculator, and I'd like to start off bidding for your complaining at a quarter of a million.
 
2013-05-15 12:26:12 PM

xoxo: Meh, it's no Rothko.


It's no The Temptation of Saint Anthony either
 
2013-05-15 12:28:46 PM
Well, at least the artist is a household name. Well, in Canada at least. Due to this somewhat infamous work:

www2.macleans.ca
 
2013-05-15 12:33:15 PM
i.imgur.com
/wait, this isn't a Photoshop thread?
 
2013-05-15 12:34:56 PM

I Ate Shergar: [i.imgur.com image 600x447]
/wait, this isn't a Photoshop thread?


Patrick Jane frowns upon your shenanigans
 
2013-05-15 12:35:18 PM

hamiltonjdavid: Well, at least the artist is a household name. Well, in Canada at least. Due to this somewhat infamous work:

[www2.macleans.ca image 277x400]


God Damn it!  Some of us are looking at this at work.  Trying to get me fired?
 
2013-05-15 12:49:59 PM
If he'd only used better quality painter's tape to make the stripe, it might have topped the $50 million mark.

(Only $2.45 a roll down at Home Depot.)
 
2013-05-15 12:52:04 PM
All tosh.

The idea that art on walls mattered as a contemporary artform once The Battleship Potemkin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, La Regle Du Jeu, Citizen Kane, Vertigo and 2001 had been made is laughable.
 
2013-05-15 12:54:32 PM
Rabo Karabekian approves.
 
2013-05-15 12:57:31 PM

farkeruk: All tosh.

The idea that art on walls mattered as a contemporary artform once The Battleship Potemkin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, La Regle Du Jeu, Citizen Kane, Vertigo and 2001 had been made is laughable.



All of those were just a series of pictures projected onto walls.
 
2013-05-15 01:02:33 PM
As a sometimes artist working in an art museum....fark art.
 
2013-05-15 01:13:06 PM

xoxo: Meh, it's no Rothko.


What do you get when you stick a paintbrush in a dog's ass? Rothko.
 
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