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(Yahoo)   Okay, now I think the rich are just mocking us: Casino mogul Steve Wynn pays $28 million for an unbelievably ugly statue of Popeye by an artist whose stainless steel rendering of a balloon dog recently sold for $58 million   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2014-05-17 06:37:56 PM  

Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: The fact that they are identical save for one detail (well two if you count the size) is the point the author is trying to make. "Is this art?" he asks. "Is this exact replica of a banal toy something that society will embrace as art, in 2014?" he asks.  It is a daring move, and one that is appreciated by the avant-garde art community. It follows in the same movement as andy warhol's soup can. I personally wouldn't have paid more than 1 or 2 million though. 28 million is a still goodly sum, even in 2014. But since it is highly publicized now, that even farkers are debating about it, it means it is a successful work, engaging the viewer in an internal debate -  and it will increase in value.


The whole "Is this art?" thing has been done for decades or more, it's well past boring now.
 
2014-05-17 07:05:57 PM  
Is this fart?
 
2014-05-17 08:14:57 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: the art market is headed for a crash similar to one it experienced in the 1920


Citation needed
 
2014-05-17 08:52:53 PM  

WeenerGord: Dwight_Yeast: the art market is headed for a crash similar to one it experienced in the 1920

Citation needed


Well, the sun will eventually go nova too. Nothing is permanent.
 
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