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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by shemp » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:40 pm

Grammatron wrote:
shemp wrote:Anything is better than Jackson Pollock's multicolor diarrhea on a canvas.
Most of his work only works when viewed live.
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:09 am

The last posts here made me laugh.

I'll contribute an anecdote (perhaps I already wrote about that, but there should be prescription by now) – from memory so I hope I don't mix things up. Ambroise Vollard, famous art merchant, once found two irate cabbies in front of his shop window. And what was heating them up? Some impressionist paintings, which they found "weren't art".

And about Van Gogh (pronounced like the Spanish jota), when you've spent some time on the hundreds of Impressionists at the Orsay Museum in Paris, I assure you you're very happy to finally get to his crazy paintings!

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:22 am

The Van Gogh museum is Amsterdam is fantastic. Doubly so if one sampled the local legalities first.

There's even a scotch bar if that's your thing. ;)

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 am

Grammatron wrote:The Van Gogh museum is Amsterdam is fantastic. Doubly so if one sampled the local legalities first.

There's even a scotch bar if that's your thing. ;)
Agreed, mostly (been there a very long time ago). What put me off were the innumerable "predecessors" the museum showed with VG's early works. Tons of uninteresting, dull, muddy, dark, gloomy landscapes by unknowns. Yet makes you understand why he fled to the Mediterranean light.
Still worse were all the people using the provided loud headphones – made me wish I didn't understand the languages.
(Something very rough also happened in the waiting queue outside – pickpocket caught at work, I think.)

Nowadays I've seen (in Dijon) people connect with their tablets to various "information spots". Thankfully no noisy comments, but they just sit in a corner staring at the screen and then go away without really looking at the originals. Weird! :roll:

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:08 am

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:08 am

The world was sufficiently muted through music in my headphones and other means.


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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Boss Paul » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:07 am

Double postin'?!
Get the wax outta your ears!

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Grammatron » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:50 am

Just digging the ditch boss

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:32 pm

I've been doing some painting for the first time in thirty-cough years...

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by sparks » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Yea, but the reflection in her eye(s) looks like you sitting in a chair having one off the wrist!!? WTF :-)
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:16 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:I've been doing some painting for the first time in thirty-cough years...

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Nice.

Certainly better than anything by George W Bush. 8)

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Jimmy the Gent » Sat May 06, 2017 11:20 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:I've been doing some painting for the first time in thirty-cough years...

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Nice.

Certainly better than anything by George W Bush. 8)

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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Tommy D » Sat May 06, 2017 4:31 pm

BwaHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat May 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Tell me when you're all bored...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Fantastic.
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Sun May 21, 2017 1:30 am

At $110.5 Million, Basquiat Painting Becomes Priciest Work Ever Sold By A U.S. Artist

Jean-Michel Basquiat "joined the pantheon of great, great artists" Thursday night, when the late painter's 1982 work Untitled sold for a record-breaking $110.5 million at auction — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a U.S.-produced artwork.

That breathless assessment was offered after the sale by Oliver Barker, chairman of Sotheby's Europe. So you can imagine just how thrilled the buyer must have been.

"I am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece," Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said in an Instagram post revealing his identity as the buyer. "When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people as possible."
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by shemp » Sun May 21, 2017 2:58 pm

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled was produced in 1982. The Los Angeles Times says that until shortly before Thursday's auction, it hadn't been shown in public since a private collector bought it for $19,000 in 1984.
Nice investment. And at least it's not a fucking Jackson Pollock piece of shit.
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Re: The Community's Art Gallery

Post by Witness » Mon May 22, 2017 12:26 am

shemp wrote:And at least it's not a fucking Jackson Pollock piece of shit.
Matter of taste. I find Basquiat pretty awful, so…

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But what amused me was the reasoning: lots of cash —> "joined the pantheon of great, great artists". :mrgreen:

For those interested in B.'s work: https://yandex.com/images/search?p=1&te ... 0paintings.
And for the top prices, there's a nice Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... _paintings.