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    Can't see it.... just can't see it...

    This painting by Brice Marden is projected to sell for $30-$50 million.

    You folks that have grandkids in kindergarten.... you may have a goldmine

    "What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.
    It also depends on what sort of person you are.

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    All I can say is- for the people who have that kind of money, I'm glad to see them spending it.

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    He painted the yarn then let the cat arrange it. I dont think its worth any more then $20 bucks.

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    years ago there was an artist Mark Kostabi on fashion television high price paintings and if memory he had a row of students doing them.

    If I buy artwork it will likely be from this artist. Still young when this painting was done.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XOl48ssdyo

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    The painter Thomas Kincade would paint a picture then have it printed on canvas in color. Then he hired artists to paint clear or slightly yellowed varnish over it to give it that hand painted look. He also sold dealerships with guaranteed exclusive zones. Then he would sell new dealerships inside the exclusive zones claiming they were not overlapping.
    I read a good review of his paintings describing them as looking like a UFO had landed inside a house and was glowing through all the windows.
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    Good one

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    Not sure wat is wrong with you people, it's worth $90M if it's worth a penny!

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    The cynical paraphrasing of an Abraham Lincoln quote applies here. "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time and...….. that's usually sufficient."
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    Its probably just rich people tax writeoff.

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    As time goes by you become aware of things that you can’t do or see. Some art is wonderful. We see some of it here. Some not so much. As to those Patty has shown us for me it is really simple. “I can’t pay it. I just can’t pay it.”

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    But he colored within the lines very well.
    < insert spurious quote here >

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    Oh come on, let's be fair - that's actually a pretty sophisticated work for Brice Marden. This is his "The Dylan Painting," in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:


    In the abstract (pun intended), you have to admire someone who can convince well educated, aesthetically sophisticated folks that there is meaning and value in something as bland and banal as grey paint on canvas. It's a great con, and an opportunity for "investors" in art to simultaneously butter their egos, and buy a ticket in the "greater fool" theory of investing. Everybody wins.

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    I keep hearing adds on the radio for buying shares in artwork. A sure fire investment.
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    I’m with you Patty. I had a similar reaction going to a museum a couple years back. There was a lot of discussion on the topic at the time.

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....=Art%2C+museum
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    If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

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    This painting by Brice Marden is projected to sell for $30-$50 million.
    To paraphrase Robin Williams (may he RIP) "This is God's way of showing some people have too much money."

    Or something P.T. Barnum may have never said, "There's a sucker born every minute."

    Then there is the story of a man during the great depression. He was standing on a corner with a box of apples. A sign on the box said, "Apples, $1,000,000 each." Another man passing by chuckled and commented, "you're not going to sell many at that price." The seller replied, "I only need to sell one."

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