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    60 Grand ... for a blank canvas

    These people are just fucking barking....

    Blank Banksy canvas set to fetch £60,000 at auction
    Artist Bob Law's Nothing To Be Afraid Of V 22.8.69 may look like a blank canvas with black pen round the sides, but the 1969 work is expected to fetch up to £60,000 when it is auctioned by Bonhams next month.

    Bob Law’s ‘challenging’ Nothing To Be Afraid Of V 22.8.69 Blank canvas: Bob Law’s ‘challenging’ Nothing To Be Afraid Of V 22.8.69 which is to be auctioned in London

    Law ‘had applied the seductive idea of nothing to a canvas, and asks the viewer to reflect,’ according to the auctioneer’s catalogue.

    The Turner Prize-winning artist, who died in 2004 aged 70, aroused strong opinions in the art world.

    Fellow artist David Hockney said he could not understand ‘four lines of ballpoint pen round the edge of a canvas’.

    He added: ‘It seems to me that if you make pictures there should be something there on the canvas.’

    But Bonhams’ head of contemporary art, Tony McNerney, said: ‘Bob Law is the most underestimated and overlooked minimal artist in Britain and this is the first major canvas of his to come up for auction.

    ‘He was doing what others were doing in America, but he didn’t get the recognition that he deserved.’

    The work echoes the long-running French play Art.

    In the play, which enjoyed a long run in the West End, two friends are divided when one of them buys a work that is a blank canvas.

    One character, Serge, is proud of his 200,000 franc acquisition but his friend Marc describes it as ‘a piece of white s**t’.

    The auction takes place in London on October 13.

    Read more: Blank Banksy canvas set to fetch

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    Where's my 60,000 damn it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrabow
    Where's my 60,000 damn it
    Will you take a cheque? blank of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Carrabow
    Where's my 60,000 damn it
    Will you take a cheque? blank of course!
    That would be a white wash

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    But Bonhams’ head of contemporary art, Tony McNerney, said: ‘Bob Law is the most underestimated and overlooked minimal artist in Britain and this is the first major canvas of his to come up for auction.
    If he'd left the borders off..might have fetched 100,000?

    Underestimated personally I've have used the term "overestimated"!

    Just goes to prove what we all really know and understand there's one (or two) born every minute, apart from the precious art world where it's more like every second!

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    All beyond me. I ate a few times at Damien Hirst's Pharmacy restaurant in Notting Hill - "borrowed" a crappy 3 inch diameter glass ash tray from the table and got offered 400 quid for it on e bay three years ago. Madness.

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    I've got a few bits and bobs to offload onto some mug erm.. I mean collector

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    £ 60,000, Well some IDIOT with more money than sense will buy it,....And that Tony Mcnerney fella doesn"t know his arse from his elbow and i bet he"s on more per annum.... WHERE do these TWATS come from ???????

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    If the "painting" is worth say 80K next year, then who is the idiot.

    I've got a dog that is quite famous around here.(Well everybody is frightened of him...)

    I wonder what one of his turds will fetch?

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    could be worth more than you think.



    Artist's shit

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    Artist's shit (1961), by Piero Manzoni

    Artist's (Italian: "Merda d'artista") is a 1961 artwork by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. The work consists of 90 tin cans, each 30 grams and measuring 4.8x6.5cm, with a label in Italian, English, French, and German stating:

    Artist's Shit
    Contents 30 gr net
    Freshly preserved
    Produced and tinned
    in May 1961

    At the time the piece was created Manzoni was producing works that explored the relationship between art production and human production, Artist's Breath ("Fiato d'artista"), a series of balloons filled with Manzoni's breath, being an example.

    A tin was sold for €124,000 at Sotheby's on May 23 2007; in October 2008 tin 083 was offered for sale at Sotheby's with an estimate of £50-70,000. It sold for £97,250. The cans were originally to be valued according to their equivalent weight in gold — $37 each in 1961 — with the price fluctuating according to the market.

    One of Manzoni's collaborators, Agostino Bonalumi, claimed that the tins are full not of faeces but plaster; in contrast Manzoni's girlfriend Nanda Vigo, who helped him produce the cans, claimed the contents really were faeces. Vigo's assertion is disputed by Manzoni's brother and sister, but some cans have leaked and confirmed they are indeed faeces— though whether human or animal has not been verified. An art dealer from the Gallery Blu in Milan claims to have detected a fecal odour emanating from a can

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    ^ Right, I'm off with a spade to get some of Basmonds fresh poo. Mind you, some of the old stuff might fetch more....

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    in contrast Manzoni's girlfriend Nanda Vigo, who helped him produce the cans, claimed the contents really were faeces.
    nando vigo is a noted italian furniture designer, and famous for glass topped coffee tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound
    All beyond me.
    It's beyond the comprehension of most "normal" people.

    p.s. Did you flog the "Tikia Buri"? if you haven't you should get the original copied here immediately!

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    Simply stunning!

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    Didn't somebody once release an album that contained nothing but silence? It would seem the perfect accompaniment for this witless piece of crap.

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    Printing green ink onto paper makes just as much sense these days.

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