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    Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’

    Pool pic.jpg

    It features a man in trunks swimming breast stroke towards the end of the pool with Mr Hockey’s former boyfriend, artist Peter Schlesinger, looking down at him and measures 213.5cm x 305cm (about 7'0" x 10'0").



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    ould you pay $80,000,000.00 for it?
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    It'd look really good in the 4th home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    It'd look really good in the 4th home.

    Now now.
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    Art as an investment is such a crap-shoot; it might be worth $120,000,000 in ten years, it might be worth $1,000,000. If not buying for investment purposes, then it becomes a personal question whether it is worth that much or not. I heard a good line on teevee last night about buying high-end art: "You can't buy a new Shakespeare play, but you can buy new paintings."
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    Only if I had been hypoxic for a REALLY long time.

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    As to appeal surely it comes down to personal view?

    I am reminded of:
    Jackson Pollock. Photographer Hans Namuth extensively documented Pollock's unique painting techniques. Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionistmovement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.
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    I’ll paint you a replica for 40,000,000.

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    One of my favorites. It came to me via trunk...

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    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    per npr….one of pollock's (I think it is #1) is in the process of being cleaned and restored.
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    Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire, bought in 1990 by the National Gallery of Canada for $1.76 million. There was outrage. “My kids could paint that” was a common refrain. Fast-forward 28 years and the estimated value is now well over $40 million:

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    Hell no of course. Especially when my wife is 100 times better. This was done on an old cellar door with a cracked finish. I have art scattered all over the house. Some rich dummy might pay that much for a name but that painting is not that good. No attention to detail.


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    We visited the Museum of Modern Art a few years ago. I don't if we saw this one, or one like it. I bet I could frame a painter's drop cloth and sell it.

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    i like art, but the prices associated with it are just stupid. well... i like art like mike posted, you can take all that "modern art" and stuff it.

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    If all the other people who like art and with $80 mill thought it was worth it, I just might. When you have THAT much money, it might be nice to be able to put some where its less noticeable, less traceable, likely to be overlooked ( when part of a collection) but still retains the ability to be liquidated.

    At least, that's how I think about fine art: a hedge against bank seizures and divorce lawyers.

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    No. It looks like a first year art school student painted it.

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    You might not like the painting, but he's a major - perhaps THE major - figure in the art world today. Read the Wikipedia entry on him. He's an interesting guy.
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    An actual child did this. It doesn’t even look like nothing!

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    I think bidding should start at $3,000,000.00, Rob...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    08018330-F32D-47F4-ACFB-9DA176CC5A51.jpg
    An actual child did this. It doesn’t even look like nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis Mike View Post
    Hell no of course. Especially when my wife is 100 times better. This was done on an old cellar door with a cracked finish. I have art scattered all over the house. Some rich dummy might pay that much for a name but that painting is not that good. No attention to detail.


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    No. But I'd balk at paying $800 for a painting. Which doesn't mean I don't appreciate the art, although things like that stripy Barnett Newman piece I really don't get on any level.
    80M for a painting, is just puffing up somebody's ego. You'd better hope there is somebody with a bigger ego when it comes time to unload it.

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    No. Wouldn't pay $80 for it either. It's like feeding a troll, why encourage him. "A fool and his money are soon parted" also applies.

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    I would pay eighty million for that painting. If a loaf of bread cost half a million.
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    Hammer price, 80 mil….probably fetch more, plus 20 mil buyer's commission so its worth is closer to 100 mil. The auction house is the winner here. 25% sellers commission too. they get 40 mil the seller gets sixty the buyer pays 100. I could just about stretch to that but i couldn't afford the insurance. hehe

    Did that Ferrari sell the other week for the 40000000 or so valuation…?
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    on june 1st it fetched $71 MILLION
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    Hammer price, 80 mil….probably fetch more, plus 20 mil buyer's commission so its worth is closer to 100 mil. The auction house is the winner here. 25% sellers commission too. they get 40 mil the seller gets sixty the buyer pays 100. I could just about stretch to that but i couldn't afford the insurance. hehe

    Did that Ferrari sell the other week for the 40000000 or so valuation…?
    the Ferrari - or at least a 250 GTO - is up for auction in a couple weeks.

    Lewis is shopping the painting to auction houses - sellers commission, auction house guarantee as well as promotional work are all "negotiable". Buyers commission at Christies is 12% for amounts over $3 million.

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