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shudderstok

« on: July 23, 2013, 05:37 »
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am i missing something? or are these vetta?

http://gizmodo.com/the-10-most-expensive-photographs-in-the-world-866891077

what are your thoughts?

i can sort of understand the one of billy the kid for historical value, but the rest... if i owned one it would be up for auction in a heartbeat.


« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 08:00 »
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It just tells you who has the best PR operation and the best links with the art establishment. Even Steichen was a master of PR and top establishment figure. Mr William Bonney might have lived longer if he had understood the most lucrative form of daylight robbery.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 12:26 »
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It just tells you who has the best PR operation and the best links with the art establishment. Even Steichen was a master of PR and top establishment figure. Mr William Bonney might have lived longer if he had understood the most lucrative form of daylight robbery.

So True. Some of these are just snob art. It's all about having an original "name here" hanging on the wall.

Many of the Gursky are printed on plexiglass or aluminum, large dimensions. He does advanced materials. If someone does a search, his early works are starting to fade and change.

I can understand a rare tintype or historic one of a kind photo, but the "ART" is over my understanding. I wouldn't mind selling one!  :)

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 06:45 »
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The billy the kid one is cool. Its old, non recreatable and interesting subject.

The rest are well ummm not my cup of tea.


ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 07:19 »
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Interestingly, in contrast to when the top selling one was discussed here, it probably would get accepted on iS nowadays.
I like some of them, but not to that sort of value. I don't 'get' Cindy Sherman's work at all, but that's probably just me.

shudderstok

« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 12:43 »
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The billy the kid one is cool. Its old, non recreatable and interesting subject.

The rest are well ummm not my cup of tea.

meanwhile back at the ranch, i just sold an xxxxxxxxxxxxl RF image and got a whopping buck or two...

and yeah, billy gets my vote.

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 13:06 »
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I know the art world having played that game for 40 years. I will tell you for living artists its not about Quality but Value . . .  and Value is created artificially through contacts, associations and the like.   

If anyone of us here on this forum had the possibility of placing a piece of work on a wall of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (or other prestige institution) then that artist's work would have instant Value and the Collectors would come with their fat check books.

The problem is how to get on that wall.

 Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it. ~Pablo Picasso

« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 17:53 »
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as far as i've seen in the art market nobody could care less about the photo itself, they see it as a long-term investment, even cr-ap shot with Polaroids or iPhones is selling well as long as the so called "artist" is considered of any value by the market.



« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 05:02 »
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I don't 'get' Cindy Sherman's work at all, but that's probably just me.

No, it's not just you....

« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 09:06 »
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I don't 'get' Cindy Sherman's work at all, but that's probably just me.

No, it's not just you....

and neither the rest of the world, thanks god.

outside of the western countries there's little place for this so called "modern art", unfortunately they're spreading their tentacles in japan, korea, hongkong, singapore, china.

this is true also for music by the way, there are still a few places where they only play traditional music and they like to keep it that way.



 

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