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    Modern Art ???

    I have been dealing in antiques and fine art for over 30 years and feel i can appreciate fine workmanship in most media.
    I can immerse myself in art galleries for hours gazing upon the stunning skills of painters, photography can be mesmerising.

    This week Mark Rothko's 'Orange,Red,Yellow' sells for just under $90m US.

    I just dont get it, i have tried.
    Is there somewhere one can go to be educated? i think to myself, or is it just one big snobbish con ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    This week Mark Rothko's 'Orange,Red,Yellow' sells for just under $90m US.

    xxx.xxx.xx


    money is simply a means of keeping score at the astro dollar level .

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    According to one source, "These subtly spiritual works, when properly lit, are thought to offer a similar lofty experience that one gets in a place of worship, like a cathedral. Only their refusal to associate with language, or any period in art history, mean they transcend the specificity of religion. But like religious icons, they don't stand up to reproduction. Physically, they rank among the most precious objects in contemporary art. In our age of mass digital reproduction these works are valueless when reproduced as printed copies, but to behold them in the flesh is the closest you will come on earth to having your retinas singed (without gazing into a hot sun)".
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    Thanks for putting up the image, the more i look the more confused i get.

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    He sure can paint a black fella tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    He sure can paint a black fella tho.
    more pics of his works please.

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    If Bower is feeling a bit galled he will enjoy this :

    Invisible art exhibition to 'set imaginations alight'

    Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, has promised it will "set our imaginations alight".

    50 works of "invisible art" by leading names including Andy Warhol, Yves Klein Photo: REX FEATURES

    By Nick Collins

    6:41PM BST 18 May 2012

    And so his gallery's latest exhibition will have to, considering the fact that every piece of art inside it will be invisible.

    From a bare plinth to a canvas painted entirely with invisible ink, the imagination of the paying public will play a decisive role in the success or failure of the show, the first of its kind in Britain.

    For 8 visitors will be able to marvel at or search in vain for 50 works of "invisible art" by leading names including Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Yoko Ono.

    Invisible art exhibition to 'set imaginations alight' - Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    From a bare plinth to a canvas painted entirely with invisible ink, the imagination of the paying public will play a decisive role in the success or failure of the show, the first of its kind in Britain.
    "But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.


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    All atragic misunderstandding was intended as a poster for Mr Bartie basset's Liquorice Allsorts Pattaya outlet (usually referred to as clitoris allsorts)

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    Should be easy for Thais to copy,Nothing in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    This week Mark Rothko's 'Orange,Red,Yellow' sells for just under $90m US.




    money is simply a means of keeping score at the astro dollar level .
    This painting for $90m US?? Does it really worth, as can't even get what is this painting is about.... just yellow and orange patches!!!!

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    And it's upside down!

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    Last year I went to the National Gallery in Canberra. The longer I spent in there the angrier I got. I couldn't stop thinking of the waste of taxpayers money being spent on the rubbish that they have on show.
    I found very little of what I would call 'art' on display.

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    Bewildering isn't it?

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    No amount of money can fill the void. So they try and fill it with pretentiousness.

    Like any kink or trip, it has to become larger and weirder with time.

    I've often wondered if people who talk of and wish for eternal or at least a vastly extended lifetime, ever sit down and think about what it would mean. Rhetorical question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Bewildering isn't it?
    Value and importance has no such absolute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Value and importance has no such absolute.
    Has nor "bewilder".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Bewildering isn't it?
    Value and importance has no such absolute.
    Is bewildering an absolute?


    they try and fill it with pretentiousness.
    I'll delete the rest, don't want to hurt your fantasies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    I couldn't stop thinking of the waste of taxpayers money being spent on the rubbish that they have on show.
    Hate to tell you this, most of it ends up in their basements never to see the light of day again after the shows over. Museum purchases are bunkum. I hate to admit it, but there was a point in my life with the first "white mistake,(" to coin a phrase used by Davis,) when she worked at the L.A. County Museum of Art. I got a tour one day from one of the curator's of their basement storage. Filled with original paintings and sculptures from throughout history. They were suppose to be "on rental," but sadly most never saw the light of day again. Probably they all still sit in the Museum basement. Millions of dollars of taxes wasted.

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    is this a bit like the emperors clothes, we are told by a so called axpert, in his opinion, what we should see, unfortunately many people see what he/she see,s,
    the reality is there is nothing there.

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    Apparently Southampton council have a vast art collection that never sees the light of day worth a good few million..

    Thing about art is you do have to push boundaries if everyone painted like John Countstable things would be very boring.

    Same with extreme fashion ideas - music too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1 pet View Post
    the reality is there is nothing there.
    Isn't that what the "experts" fashioned towards Rene Magritte?

    The definitive genius of twisted misdirection.

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    the definitive genius of twisted misdirection.
    what a superb phrase RS, my statement in a line.

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    Modernism fits like the Emperors new clothes, you just have to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    Apparently Southampton council have a vast art collection that never sees the light of day worth a good few million..

    Thing about art is you do have to push boundaries if everyone painted like John Countstable things would be very boring.

    Same with extreme fashion ideas - music too.
    Well said Smug, for fashion ideas you need to have guts for experiments with success and even with its failure....
    BDW are there any chances of conducting exhibition of Southampton council's art collection?

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