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Dave Moore

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At 300million (That's almost a third of a BILLION dollars!).

 

Got to admit, when I looked at the Top 10  I was a bit surprised to see what I'd consider crap paintings. Granted I'm no so called art expert but I'm not blind either! LOL!  

 

I guess there's a parallel with collecting anything, including records eh?  Think the Sheik thought.... "eee that looks grand, I'll have to buy it"?

Regards,

 

Dave

  

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Hi Dave,

 

Depends what you mean by 'crap paintings' - do you mean not very realistic? We have photography for that...painting's not a technical arm wrestling contest to see how 'well' you can paint - it's all about emotion, use of colour, texture, composition, all that stuff.

 

When people say "I could do that" I respond by saying "well, why don't YOU do it then?"

 

I compare it to guitar playing - the lies of Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai etc, may be technically brilliant but they DO NOT do it for me - it's music, not hand sport!

 

Having said all that.....£300 MILLION???????!!!!!!!

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Talkin of art, reminded me of last year, I went along to a show/exhibition about Autism in Manchester, where some artworks were on display, I like the idea of art coming through someone who views the world differently.

Having said that I did'nt buy one, which I regretted later on.  :(

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Appreciation of the arts is one of the few things that really differentiates humans as a species, it ties into self awareness, consciousness & our understanding of mortality, animals do not have this.

Saying that, that's an eye watering sum.

There are moral questions about amounts like that, but the same applies to footballers & rappers so it's all relative & the buyer can obviously afford it.

You might well ask the same questions of the recent buyers of Eddie Parker or Darrell Banks.

Edited by MrsWoodsrules

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Hi Dave,

 

Depends what you mean by 'crap paintings' - do you mean not very realistic? We have photography for that...painting's not a technical arm wrestling contest to see how 'well' you can paint - it's all about emotion, use of colour, texture, composition, all that stuff.

 

When people say "I could do that" I respond by saying "well, why don't YOU do it then?"

 

I compare it to guitar playing - the lies of Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai etc, may be technically brilliant but they DO NOT do it for me - it's music, not hand sport!

 

Having said all that.....£300 MILLION???????!!!!!!!

 

Yep,

 

I understand all that. But to me they looked like crap paintings. to someone else they may be the dog's danglies. I just fail to see what all the fuss (300 million $$s worth), is all about.  :wink:

 

Now if someone asked me what I thought of this: 

 

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That would be a different matter. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think that that Jackson Pollack is crap.

 

Regards,

 

Dave

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Yep,

I understand all that. But to me they looked like crap paintings. to someone else they may be the dog's danglies. I just fail to see what all the fuss (300 million $$s worth), is all about. :wink:

Now if someone asked me what I thought of this:

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That would be a different matter. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think that that Jackson Pollack is crap.

Regards,

Dave

It's a good point Dave, but these questions should be asked in context.

At or at least I mean it's not fair to compare oranges with lemons.

I was in the Vatican this summer & that stuff really blew me away, but I've also been to many modern art exhibitions (usually Tate L'pool) & I can tell you lots of that stuff has had me loving it, even when I sometimes didn't understand it, like Mark Rothko for example, didn't have a clue, but loved it & I couldn't even tell you why?

So I guess my point is, it's all relative.

And as for the ridiculous sums payed, well that's relative too & we in the world of NS should understand that better than most.

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