Okay I am definitely no expert and I am not formely educated in the arts, I do however do a lot of research and I am learning lots. I know what I like and love sharing my finds with you all. At times while researching I have come across mind baffling pieces that make no sense to me. The piece above sold for $68.6 million?! Whaaat? I am thinking that my scribbles on the chalk board as a child could have gone for that much, who knew? Life would have been set for me at an early age.
The installation artist here must have been swinging from the rafters after this masterpiece. How does one explain this?
"Andre is a sculptor who neither carves in subtances, nor models forms. His work involves the positioning of raw materials-such as bricks, blocks, ingots, or plates. He uses no fixatives to hold them in place-like stacking up bricks to build a wall." theartstory.org What?
I built a Jenga game for my daughters wedding, who knew I was an artist! Jenga anyone?
Katherine Brooks from huffingpost.ca wrote, "A century later, replicas and photos of "Fountain" are among the most studied objets d'sart. Decades after his death in 1968, Duchamp, dishonoured by a group of artists he saw as hypocritical, was dubbed "the 20th century's cleverst artist." His urinal is considered by many to be "the most influential piece of modern art." The most studied, influential art.... it's a frigging urinal, am I missing something? I have seen people use a toilet in their front yard as a planter, I better stop calling it, "so tacky!"
This sold for a whopping $1.1 million! Holy smokearoo! Now don't get me wrong I love the colour. What a conversation piece!
"The work consists of 90 tin cans, each filled with grams of feces, measuring 4.8 by 6.5 centimetres. A label stating: Artist's Shit, freshly preserved, produced and tinned in May 1961." Wikipedia
In 2000 the Tate Gallery bought a tin purporting to be the excrement of Italian artist Piero Manzoni for $80,000.00 from Sotheby's. Holy Sh-t!
The cans were originally to be valued according to their equivalent weight in gold--$37 each in 1961--with the price fluctuating according to the market. OMG!!
This gives a whole new meaning to "piece of shit." I will now go do my business for the sake of art! I shall call it, "Shitty Art."