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To: C19fan

I really don’t get the idea of paying millions of dollars for classic artworks, when you can just as easily get nice paintings for $60 to hang on walls.


2 posted on 11/16/2018 3:17:08 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: Jonty30

It is absolutely remarkable that work as technically immature as this has any value at all. There are living artists who have no fame whose work challenges the Masters. This particular painting demonstrates that art is, indeed, symbolism, by portraying effete androgynous life.


6 posted on 11/16/2018 3:32:03 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Jonty30

Or get a facsimile of the famous art. I have a Mark Rothko knock off in my living room and it cost me only $80 and looks like the real thing.


8 posted on 11/16/2018 3:41:59 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Jonty30

They are high stakes poker chips/a place to put your money. Sometimes they “travel”. Easier than carrying that much cash. Especially when you buy a painting in a country that you don’t live in. You’ve just parked almost a hundred million there.


22 posted on 11/16/2018 5:22:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Jonty30
I really don’t get the idea of paying millions of dollars for classic artworks, when you can just as easily get nice paintings for $60 to hang on walls.

I think the idea is to resell it a few years for $10 million more than you paid for it.

It's rare that I see one of these paintings that I actually like.

29 posted on 11/16/2018 5:49:34 AM PST by libertylover (I don't disagree with people because their skin is too brown, but because their ideas are too red.)
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To: Jonty30

“I really don’t get the idea of paying millions of dollars for classic artworks, when you can just as easily get nice paintings for $60 to hang on walls.”

Oh, I get paying a lot for fine works of art. I’ve done it myself. Lots of Chagalls in my house.

This, however, is crap.


38 posted on 11/16/2018 6:55:20 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jonty30

Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders. I have been having a similar discussion with my son. He likes status symbol objects rather than functional opjects. He is coming around.

Some people like to possess rare or historical things. It makes themselves feel superior. In reality, it locks away liquid assets on the hope the item will be worth more in the future. Sometimes it works, some times it doesn’t.

Art, wine, cars and jewels seem to be what people gravitate towards. One of the Koch brothers blew something like $4.5 million on 6 bottles of rare wine that turned out to be counterfeit. Art can have the same pitfalls.


44 posted on 11/16/2018 8:30:32 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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