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    Modern Art...

    I'm not a complete neanderthal, I kind of get Jackson Pollock or Picasso, but this - really?

    Banana duct-taped to wall fetches $120,000 at art show — and another is expected to sell for $150,000

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-...ll-for-150-000
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I'm not a complete neanderthal, I kind of get Jackson Pollock or Picasso, but this - really?

    Banana duct-taped to wall fetches $120,000 at art show — and another is expected to sell for $150,000

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-...ll-for-150-000
    Don't ask me. This "provocation" art stuff was interesting when it began, but it is so utterly devoid of substance.

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    I can't explain why, but I also like Pollock's stuff. But this does nothing for me. What the actual difference is, I don't think I could explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Don't ask me. This "provocation" art stuff was interesting when it began, but it is so utterly devoid of substance.
    But I could tape a banana to a canvas - will some one pay me $120,000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I can't explain why, but I also like Pollock's stuff.
    That's because Pollock was a real artist who spent years laboring over and perfecting his craft. He didn't just randomly fling paint at the canvas but knew that if he held the brush a certain way, and moved it just so, that it would create a predictable pattern.

    The only question I have about modern "art" is... how can I get in on that racket? I'd love to be able to get $120,000 for spending 10-seconds duct taping a banana to a wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The only question I have about modern "art" is... how can I get in on that racket? I'd love to be able to get $120,000 for spending 10-seconds duct taping a banana to a wall.
    You know, I think that's how most modern art gets made.

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    People have more money than brains.

    I hope this "art" comes with replaceable bananas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    You know, I think that's how most modern art gets made.
    Back when Bush the elder was president I was dating a girl who opened up an art gallery in the Little Five Points region of Atlanta. During the grand opening a friend and I were looking at a particular piece that consisted of a white canvas with a large blue paper rectangle in the upper left corner. Upon this were several rows of caps from coca-cola bottles. The rest of the canvas had vertical red ribbons going across it. They were an inch or so above the canvas held there by what looked like toothpicks at the ends.

    It was a "facsimile" of an American flag with elevated red stripes and coke bottle caps instead of stars.

    I had just leaned over toward my friend and told him that I could make that it my garage in about 5 maybe 10 minutes (to which he nodded in the affirmative) when my girlfriend walked up behind us and said "Like it? I'm having the artist make me one."

    Did I say she was gorgeous? I mean stunning. She was the sort that when she entered a room all heads turned.

    Well, all I could say is "Yeah, it's different."

    Fortunately the grand opening was packed and she had to keep circulating so I didn't have to go any further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Back when Bush the elder was president I was dating a girl who opened up an art gallery in the Little Five Points region of Atlanta. During the grand opening a friend and I were looking at a particular piece that consisted of a white canvas with a large blue paper rectangle in the upper left corner. Upon this were several rows of caps from coca-cola bottles. The rest of the canvas had vertical red ribbons going across it. They were an inch or so above the canvas held there by what looked like toothpicks at the ends.

    It was a "facsimile" of an American flag with elevated red stripes and coke bottle caps instead of stars.

    I had just leaned over toward my friend and told him that I could make that it my garage in about 5 maybe 10 minutes (to which he nodded in the affirmative) when my girlfriend walked up behind us and said "Like it? I'm having the artist make me one."

    Did I say she was gorgeous? I mean stunning. She was the sort that when she entered a room all heads turned.

    Well, all I could say is "Yeah, it's different."

    Fortunately the grand opening was packed and she had to keep circulating so I didn't have to go any further.
    My lady friend is a good landscape artist, so I have been to a lot of high end showings - I have embarrassed her more than once. One time eating pretty much all the shrimp at the free shrimp table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    People have more money than brains.

    I hope this "art" comes with replaceable bananas.
    If I can do it it is not art - I can do the banana thing, so it is not art...
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