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(CNN)   Beautiful piece of rolled up paper sells for $65 million   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City, Beijing, detailed handscroll, Tiananmen Square, city's residents, People's Republic of China, Qianlong Emperor  
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2 days ago  
Well that's just stupid.And ugly
 
2 days ago  
The exact opposite of what the cat said. I really enjoy Chinese and Japanese art, their perspectives, precision and style are all intriguing to me. No way in hell do I have 65 mil though.
 
2 days ago  
Why so expensive? Was it made of toilet paper?
 
2 days ago  
Arkanaut:

It is 61 feet of original Chinese art from hundreds of years ago. You get a lot of art for the price?
 
2 days ago  
(points at paper)
There's Waldo!!!
 
2 days ago  

Arkanaut: Why so expensive? Was it made of toilet paper?


A lot of Chinese art was destroyed over the years, so what is left is rare. As more and more people in China become rich, there is a drive to get their cultural artifacts home. This is driving up the prices at auction.
 
2 days ago  
It also depicts a bright point in Chinese history and was hung in the forbidden city. So you get all the glitz and a sh*t ton of art and historical value. Why the hell am I trying to defend this piece and price? I'll stop.
 
2 days ago  
Art is a great money laundry.
 
2 days ago  

Arkanaut: Why so expensive? Was it made of toilet paper?


Okay, that was funny.

It is 61 feet long, nearly 300 years old, and perhaps to our western eyes, not all that.   But for what is most likely a Chinese buyer, it may have much more meaning. At least I hope it's someone who appreciates it.

My favorite piece of art/artifact is the Guennol Lioness.   57,000,000 if memory serves.   Not much of a thing to most, only just over 3 inches high.   Bit is incredibly beautiful to me, and there is a latent power in her stance.   If I was a billionaire, I'd buy it, too.   Though I would put it on display for all in some museum and leave it to Iraq or Iran when I die.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guennol​_​Lioness
 
2 days ago  
This is apparently worth more than $40 million:
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2 days ago  
Time to NFT that shiat
 
2 days ago  
Jesus Christ people, it's just a joke.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Dewey Fidalgo:

That is an incredible piece for its estimated age. Given the time period, I think about art like this:

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The lioness is older, and has incredible detail. I'd get into a bid war over that with you.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

kozlo: Dewey Fidalgo:

That is an incredible piece for its estimated age. Given the time period, I think about art like this:

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The lioness is older, and has incredible detail. I'd get into a bid war over that with you.


I had to hunt that down.   It really is lovely.   The infant and mother have bird faces, it seems.   I love the baby.
 
2 days ago  
Dewey Fidalgo:

My favorite piece of art/artifact is the Guennol Lioness.   57,000,000 if memory serves.   Not much of a thing to most, only just over 3 inches high.   Bit is incredibly beautiful to me, and there is a latent power in her stance.   If I was a billionaire, I'd buy it, too.   Though I would put it on display for all in some museum and leave it to Iraq or Iran when I die.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guennol_​Lioness


Lion Man (https://blog.britishmuseum.org/the-l​io​n-man-an-ice-age-masterpiece/) would be on my billionaire wishlist.

/he's a bit worse for wear but c'mon, look as good at f*cking forty thousand years old you will not
 
2 days ago  
It looks very nice.
 
2 days ago  
I remember reading something that said the exorbitant prices were a result of the wealthy storing their wealth in artworks as a result of such transactions having a more favorable tax structure.  Basically one of the many cons of the wealthy to pay less than us plebes.
 
2 days ago  
This is the kind of thing you run into while scrolling through the interwebs.
 
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