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Old 05-15-2013, 12:17 PM
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Maybe not in a good way?

http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/...8-cd6873ac8e00

This sort of art I just don't get. I mean, it's nice, but it's a big blue square with a white line. Pretty much anyone could make one in what, maybe a half hour? 43.8 million seems a bit much.

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Maybe not in a good way?

http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/...8-cd6873ac8e00

This sort of art I just don't get. I mean, it's nice, but it's a big blue square with a white line. Pretty much anyone could make one in what, maybe a half hour? 43.8 million seems a bit much.

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I could have painted that and would have discounted off the 43M price too....maybe all the way down to something like 42M....
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The historical significance of this Newman work is astronomical, as is the expected hammer price. Worth about 20 t206 Wags. (Not to me) But I am aware of its value. Dave. ps Helps that my astrophysicist daughter is now in her last term at Johns Hopkins getting her masters in Museology (curating and cataloging and running museum collections). That's a tangent, but I am so proud of her. Go figure Astrophysics/Museology....left brain right brain!
pps She is currently working part time compiling a short paper on Why our beloved cards can never be reproduced by modern means...very insightful.
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Maybe the World Ping Pong Champion bought it...
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Gotta admit....took me a half second....ha ha ha ha ha! Good One! Dave.
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...She is currently working part time compiling a short paper on Why our beloved cards can never be reproduced by modern means...very insightful.
I'm very interested to see her findings. Please post this paper or send me a copy.
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I plan on posting it. It will be short and to the point. It will also take a while.
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As the father of a daughter who is presently attending an art school on a significant academic scholarship, stuff like this kind of angers me a little bit, that people buy into this crap.

What our own Mr. Kriendler does is pure talent. This is trash for the pretentious art crowd. Art by artists who can't really do art, but disguise it as having some sort of deep meaning.
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Barnett Newman was a giant figure in American Abstract Expressionism and one of the greatest of the "color field" painters.

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I will say that I've seen some of the abstaract stuff while on museum visits. I never gor Pollack before I stood next to one. I don't think I've ever seen one of Newmans in person. The Pollack was huge and very textural. The mechanical side of me was amazed the huge globs of paint had dried without cracking and falling off. Maybe Newman had something else going on besides just a wide swath of color?

I feel the same way about the impressionists. Nice pictures, but not great until you're in the same room.

I still think 43 million is way steep for what it is. That's like two really great Rockwells, or maybe 20+ lesser ones.
Or a Rembrandt plus change?

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