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Nov 10, 2011 23:54 |  #1

Sold for $4.3M.

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Nov 11, 2011 00:18 |  #2

What am I missing?


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Nov 11, 2011 00:30 |  #3

J0eybb wrote in post #13384509 (external link)
What am I missing?

If you find out let me know as I too missed it. ;) I dont see anything there that would register as a good or interesting picture - but I also dont have $4.3Mill though would not save this shot if it were free.

Think I may have to up my prices a bit - a hand full of zeros after each price.


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Nov 11, 2011 00:39 |  #4

Art is not logic, it is investment into a hype. Get a name and whatever you do call it art and people pay whatever for it. In these days of financial crices it is called an safe investment...


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Nov 11, 2011 00:53 |  #5

kent andersen wrote in post #13384546 (external link)
Art is not logic, it is investment into a hype. Get a name and whatever you do call it art and people pay whatever for it. In these days of financial crices it is called an safe investment...

Very true indeed! I mean check out famous paintings by Piet Mondrian... All his paintings are black squares with yellow, blue, or red painted inside of them lol.


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Nov 11, 2011 09:22 |  #6

I'm sure it would look better (and worth more money?) if a little boat was Photoshopped onto the water - no? :-)




  
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Nov 11, 2011 09:28 |  #7

Critique Corner would rip that one to shreds


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Nov 11, 2011 09:30 |  #8

Wow.... I can't even wrap my head around this....


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Nov 11, 2011 10:06 |  #9

This is nothing new. Go big or go home if you want perceived monetary value of your print to go through the roof. The current game in the art world is duplication of a simple concept to a grand scale.

Anyway, I suggest you look at Gursky's other work or shooting process before (or after) calling it a weak photograph as it fits his brand. Multiple 4 x 5 images stitched for these panoramas isn't exactly an easy process.




  
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Nov 11, 2011 10:40 |  #10

I've seen his work before and it is OK I guess. Not my thing really.

People investing in Art are investing! Who cares what the product is, as long as it gains value over time and/or when the artist dies. Rich people would much rather say, "I have a print from this famous person!" and not "Nobody knows who this guys is, but the print is fantastic!"

Being a famous photographer is 99% marketing yourself and 1% photography. I see countless people on flickr who blow away todays very top professionals in quality and creativity, but they are nobodies who's work is worth no money yet. :mad:


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Nov 11, 2011 11:02 |  #11

Who wants to buy a picture of a ceiling from me for $2.5 million? Slightly cheaper! :D


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Nov 11, 2011 11:34 |  #12

ZchDnn wrote in post #13385980 (external link)
Who wants to buy a picture of a ceiling from me for $2.5 million? Slightly cheaper! :D

You'll need a snappy Artist Statement to go along with that price tag.

Create one here: http://10gallon.com/st​atement2000/ (external link)

Here's mine:

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Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Pepé Le Pew as a methaphorical interpretation of both Andy Warhol and procrastinating.

What began as a personal journey of crapism has translated into images of burritos and butt cheeks that resonate with Polack people to question their own pinkness.

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Nov 11, 2011 22:42 |  #13

Whoa!


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Nov 11, 2011 23:07 as a reply to  @ alyson's post |  #14

That print is very, very large and has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. It's actually had lots Photoshopped OUT of it :)

I love Gursky's work. Has to be looked at as a body to be fully appreciated I think. Good to see that he's regained the most expensive photo crown!


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Nov 12, 2011 04:33 |  #15

Must have a very good PR guy.


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