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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:08 PM

I don't get it!

Can somebody please 'splain it to me??
Here's some rather plain looking, even what I would consider "bad" photographs, printed poster sized, selling for ridiculous amounts of money. '

WHY?

What am I missing?

https://www.artfinder.com/story/winter-works/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=20130115-promo-winter

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Reply I don't get it! (Original post)
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #2
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #3
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #4
alfredo Jan 2013 #6
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #7
alfredo Jan 2013 #8
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #11
alfredo Jan 2013 #12
Earth_First Jan 2013 #13
NV Whino Jan 2013 #5
Stevenmarc Jan 2013 #9
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #14
Whovian Jan 2013 #10

Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:12 PM

1. From the looks of prices, it cheap art for the rich

Then they can hang it on the wall, and none of their friends would dare tell them its awful. The King has no clothes.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:13 PM

2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

and a wise man once told me, "it's worth what they will pay for it." They may be listed for the stated amounts, but are they selling? If so, then they are worth the amount given to the buyers.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:16 PM

3. For a complete explanation...

 

watch the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop on Netflix streaming, wherein somebody with no talent at all becomes famous by producing trash and calling it art.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:30 PM

4. You know what....

I actually started watching that late one night, but I couldn't make it through it....for some reason. I don't recall now.

I'm glad you all have similar thoughts as I. I thought I was an imbecile who was missing something.
.....I guess I'm just a plain old imbecile!

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:11 PM

6. You're talking about Banksy. His talent was telling stories with his graffiti.

Sometimes it was funny, sometimes poignant.

This on the wall between Israel and Palestine.


He hung this in the British Museum. It stayed there for a long time before it was discovered.
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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:15 PM

7. I like his work!

I'd come closer paying that kind of money for something of his over that other stuff!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:32 PM

8. I am a sucker for the social commentator. I'm also a sucker for those who

can tell a story without words.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:32 AM

11. No. Banksy IS a talented artist. I'm talking about...

 

Thierry Guetta. Banksey MADE the film. It's not about him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_Through_the_Gift_Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta's constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta's eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010. It is narrated by Rhys Ifans. The music is by Geoff Barrow. It includes Richard Hawley's "Tonight The Streets Are Ours". The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 83rd Academy Awards, and broadcast on Channel 4 on 13 August 2011.

There has been debate over whether the documentary is genuine or a mockumentary, although Banksy answers "Yes" when asked if the film is real.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:54 AM

12. I forgot all about the story.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:40 PM

13. Absolutely!

'mr. brainwash' is a hack if ever there were a hack.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:33 PM

5. A lot of the pricing has to do with the technique. These aren't straight photographs.

The rest of it has to do with ego.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:29 PM

9. It's simple

It has to do a lot with the production techniques like photogravure and cine collé that are utilized in the printmaking.

Unfortunately the reproduction on the website doesn't always show the products production quality but if you are familiar with certain printing techniques then you have a pretty good clue of what you're getting and quite frankly I find the prices pretty damn reasonable.

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Response to Stevenmarc (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:18 PM

14. I am quite familiar with

Cine Colle and intaglio print making. My wife has done a few works using the cine colle process. We actually have an etching press. I'll just have to go with "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I know the processes are very labor intensive and time consuming, and I do understand where you are coming from. It's just...to me... a couple of twigs with a ripple of water isn't all that. I have been thinking about doing some engravings from a few of my photos and giving it a try! This makes me think I definitely will!
Thanks for your reply!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:31 PM

10. Priced high, don't know if they are selling though.

 

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