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« on: February 19, 2022, 03:29 »
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https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/man-ray-photo-christies-auction-intl-scli/index.html

The original print of the masterpiece, widely considered to be Man Ray's most famous work, is expected to fetch between $5-7 million when it goes under the hammer at Christie's in May -- the highest estimate for a single photograph in auction history, according to the auction house.

If Man Ray would see what the market of photography has become. People shouting in utter happiness because Getty or SS sold their images for 10 cents  ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: February 19, 2022, 03:38 by everest »


« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 04:05 »
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Forget Man Ray my hero is Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozal. An Indonesian student earning $1 million with selfies sold as NFTs.
https://www.businessinsider.com/indonesia-student-makes-a-million-selling-expressionless-selfies-as-nfts-2022-1

« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2022, 08:15 »
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Forget Man Ray my hero is Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozal. An Indonesian student earning $1 million with selfies sold as NFTs.
https://www.businessinsider.com/indonesia-student-makes-a-million-selling-expressionless-selfies-as-nfts-2022-1

 ;D ;D This is now my hero too. Just ordered a selfie stick.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2022, 10:25 »
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https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/man-ray-photo-christies-auction-intl-scli/index.html

The original print of the masterpiece, widely considered to be Man Ray's most famous work, is expected to fetch between $5-7 million when it goes under the hammer at Christie's in May -- the highest estimate for a single photograph in auction history, according to the auction house.

If Man Ray would see what the market of photography has become. People shouting in utter happiness because Getty or SS sold their images for 10 cents  ;D ;D ;D

And hopefully this price will surpass a mockery, Andreas Gursky's Rhine II that sold for $4 million at Christies.

Nothing worse than someone gushing analysis with unrelenting and eloquent praise over an image that sold to a wealth collector based on the artists name and popularity. Maybe because it's on Plexiglass and could self destruct as the medium is experimental. https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/andreas-gursky-rhine-ii/

Here's to Ray Man and vintage surrealist film art photo prints.



« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2022, 12:08 »
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I really like the Gursky stuff. It's very, very impressive in the flesh, the images are huge and flawlessly detailed. I wasn't expected to be impressed, but I was.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2022, 13:05 »
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I really like the Gursky stuff. It's very, very impressive in the flesh, the images are huge and flawlessly detailed. I wasn't expected to be impressed, but I was.

Art taste is strange, and yes sometimes big and in person makes a difference. I still like looking at a Jackson Pollack, but some people just go with the Jack the Dripper.



Really?

"The horizontal lines bring a sense of calm and lack of disturbance. It is a photograph you can meditate on, your eyes slowly following the horizontal lines from left to right, only to change direction and start jumping the stripes of color top to bottom and back to top again.

It is a picture to get lost in, but also one that is not inviting. The photo challenges us to see if we will look away, if we will take the easier path of finding something more appealing to rest our eyes on. Will we choose to take responsibility for what weve done to nature, or will we pretend nothing has happened? Or maybe there is a sense of pride in having been able to subdue a river as powerful as the Rhine?"



« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 05:56 »
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I really like the Gursky stuff. It's very, very impressive in the flesh, the images are huge and flawlessly detailed. I wasn't expected to be impressed, but I was.

Art taste is strange, and yes sometimes big and in person makes a difference. I still like looking at a Jackson Pollack, but some people just go with the Jack the Dripper.



Really?

"The horizontal lines bring a sense of calm and lack of disturbance. It is a photograph you can meditate on, your eyes slowly following the horizontal lines from left to right, only to change direction and start jumping the stripes of color top to bottom and back to top again.

It is a picture to get lost in, but also one that is not inviting. The photo challenges us to see if we will look away, if we will take the easier path of finding something more appealing to rest our eyes on. Will we choose to take responsibility for what weve done to nature, or will we pretend nothing has happened? Or maybe there is a sense of pride in having been able to subdue a river as powerful as the Rhine?"



Jeez. I have a photo of a puddle if anyone is loaded and high on embalming fluid.

You can have the processed file, the raw file, the laptop its on, and the puddle. Ill dig that sucker up and deliver it dressed in nothing but a tu tu and a firemans helmet singing a love song if you want to part with a million dollars. While I wait for any takers, I'll be taking a photo of me crapping into a sink.


 

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