Can anyone explain how ...

  Nontek 09 Oct 12
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a Painting of a rough black frame on a plain colored background can be worth £Millions?

I am sure most of us could create a similar 'picture'!

  woodchip 09 Oct 12

May as well put a canvas in the road and let a car run over it. it would look more interesting

  Nontek 09 Oct 12

I agree - but just who is it that says such a blob is a great work of art and worth millions?? Beats me!

Of course the 'artist' has the last laugh.

  Nontek 09 Oct 12

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Thanks for your input - but I still don't understand why such a blob can be called art and be worth millions.

I admire the 'artists' thought processes, but not his 'art'!

  Forum Editor 09 Oct 12

"Some people think they can buy into that 'why' by paying a lot of money to own the painting."

And some people pay the money because they believe that it will make a nice little investment for the future.

It has always been thus in the art world.

  Forum Editor 09 Oct 12

"I still don't understand why such a blob can be called art and be worth millions."

It's worth nothing unless/until someone is prepared to pay for it.

  csqwared 09 Oct 12

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"Rothko thought he could discover something meaningful about being human by reducing artistic expression to the very minimum.

If that's the case why didn't he produce a blank canvas?

Personally I didn't consider the attack as defacing the canvas. I thought the juxtaposition of the diagonally orientated text alongside the parallel blocks and using the same colour as some of those blocks a statement on the conflict we face as human beings whilst finding similarities within those conflicts.

Easy innit!!!

  Nontek 09 Oct 12

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It's worth nothing unless agreed, as the saying goes - more money than sense! Though that is just my opinion.

  Nontek 09 Oct 12

csqwared

Personally I didn't consider the attack as defacing the canvas. I thought the juxtaposition of the diagonally orientated text alongside the parallel blocks and using the same colour as some of those blocks a statement on the conflict we face as human beings whilst finding similarities within those conflicts.

You took the word out of my mouth :-)

  Nontek 09 Oct 12

hmm - words

  Bing.alau 09 Oct 12

These arty-farty people try to convince normal people (us) (well me anyway) that they can see things in the pictures that are above and beyond our comprehension. As you say the so called artist is laughing all the way to the bank.

The people who pay huge sums of money to buy a canvas that an elephant has perhaps painted, deserve to lose their money of course. But I can't help thinking of all the worthy causes that could do with that money. any money they have left should be confiscated and given to a worthy charity.

The artist is of course nothing more than a con man/woman. In the cases where an animal does the painting, or there is some other outrageous method of putting paint on canvas, there is a con man/woman behind it.

Myself I prefer to look at children's paintings of matchstick men and houses and their mums and dads etc.

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