Edward Munch's ...The Scream sold at sotheby's for a record $220 million .......now i understand art is subjective ...but $220 milion
I personally myself think i am artistic in many different ways some i of it i can talk about the others i like to keep for after dinner dates .
I myself do not get the whole deal 'first of all its like it had been done by someone in an art class at school.
The buyer wishes to remain anonymous ,wonder why hmmmm, because maybe his relatives will be thinking if he can buy a painting the son of a bitch can lend me some green/flims/cabbage/reddies whatever.
I think ,and maybe i am right that most so called artist are stoners/drunks/addicts or severely rebellious look at Salvador Dali,he did enough acid to supply the complete crowd at Woodstock......
Obviously the guy that bought this is not a philanthropist i guess he realised ,well why should i help anyone i would rather spend the money of a piece of art....(or maybe he is !)
I personally think if i had 220 mil to spend on apiece of art i would rather give it o a useful cause ....... maybe like a cancer ward at a children's hospital, i think myself that would be more fulfilling ...
I myself think art is way overpriced and overrated i have been to many art galleries ,auctions and openings ,in lots of places ,there is a lot of eccentricity and self absorption in it .
Art is subjective one mans erratic brush strokes (i.e Jackson Pollock) which i never got ....and people would look at it and say.
"wow i can see the depth he is expressing and the emotion he portrays .......what a load of bollocks !!!!!
first of all its a rich man/woman's game in a sense and most of the art crowd and drunks (or whatever ) yes i think i insulted the entire art world ...oh well come get me boo hoo sob ..get over it and do not be so sensitive .
I have been to many places where the art in crowd go and how the swoon over the wine and cheese ,and the artist ,who is usually an introvert weird sort of person indulging in the "your fantastic " because in normality people who work in places who cant afford his shit do not care who he is ......
but as long as there is people with bottomless wallets and money to throw away on something that serves no purpose other than a showpiece to show your dinner/cocktail friends/cronies/congressmen how much money you have .!!!!!