$10,400,000 For Garbage

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    Suppose these art pieces had not been paid for by taxes. Do you think you would have paid less in taxes?
     
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    Impressing. What is this supposed to be and what kind of "art" is this ?
     
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    I always knew you lefties never cared about the poor.
     
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    Nice attempt at diverting the topic. I asked a very simple question. You gave a very nice non-answer.
     
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    Art requires a talent. The OP painting can be done by anyone who breathes.
     
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    What is that saying? A fool and his money are soon parted
     
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    And some art looks like it was created by a 5 year old, but is highly regarded by many circles.

    Look up Bather by Picasso.
     
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    /---/ I see it in art classes when self taught painters attend. Not a clue about color, perspective, proportion or composition yet they say everyone loves their work. Yeah because no one wants to hurt your feelings.
    The Art Composition Rules You Should Be Using in Your Paintings
     
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    I would argue the only art that is truly garbage is that art which is involuntarily funded through taxes. THAT is an attack on society.

    This painting is, eh. I've no problem with modern art. If you like it, that's all that matters. I don't dislike this painting inspired by a monster, but I wouldn't bid on it either.
     
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    Here is what a POTUS had to say about modern art.

    A few months back he invited me to come to his studio. We were standing around talking, when all of a sudden he said to me, “Do you want to see me earn twenty-five thousand dollars before lunch?” “Sure,” I said, having no idea what he meant. He picked up a large open bucket of paint and splashed some on a piece of canvas stretched on the floor. Then he picked up another bucket, containing a different color, and splashed some of that on the canvas. He did this four times, and it took him perhaps two minutes. When he was done, he turned to me and said, “Well, that’s it. I’ve just earned twenty-five thousand dollars. Let’s go to lunch.”


    He was smiling, but he was also absolutely serious. His point was that plenty of collectors wouldn’t know the difference between his two-minute art and the paintings he really cares about. They were just interested in buying his name.

    I’ve always felt that a lot of modern art is a con, and that the most successful painters are often better salesmen and promoters than they are artists. I sometimes wonder what would happen if collectors knew what I knew about my friend’s work that afternoon. The art world is so ridiculous that the revelation might even make his paintings more valuable! Not that my friend is about to risk finding out
     
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