Is this really amazing Art?

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    Mar 27, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    To warrant millionaire dollar price tags? The simple images with text on them? Really?

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    Mar 28, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    The value (not just monetary) of a work of art is subjective and differs with each person you ask. Even the definition of art is not well defined.

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    Mar 28, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I agree but some guys need to have their ego's bashed in, your art should never go for more then you need to live a comfortable life, thus never millions.
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    Mar 28, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    A picture may be worth 1000 words, but a picture with text is worth millions of dollars.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    Simon78928 saidI agree but some guys need to have their ego's bashed in, your art should never go for more then you need to live a comfortable life, thus never millions.
    I would agree, but when you think about how much art is worth after the artist is dead...well...it's kinda stupid not to show the same monetary appreciation to the artist while (s)he is still alive. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    It's not really my taste, but I can see how people like it.

    I was actually expecting it to be a white background with black text from the description "simple images with text on them". Those are paintings with text on them.

    David Shrigley does some pretty funny stuff such as these very relevant pieces:
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    http://www.davidshrigley.com/draw_htmpgs/the_beast/2_your_ex.html
    (click the right arrow to view more)
    He does stuff in colour too, but it's all simple "sketch" type drawings. The reason he gets away with it is because of his satirical humour.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    i think that if our country is full of people being paid multi-millions of dollars to catch a ball and run fast, then why is it unreasonable for an artist's creation to be sold for a million???

    ....its all about personal perspective.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    dsmith123 saidThe value (not just monetary) of a work of art is subjective and differs with each person you ask. Even the definition of art is not well defined.


    ^this

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    Mar 28, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    sumkindoflife saidi think that if our country is full of people being paid multi-millions of dollars to catch a ball and run fast, then why is it unreasonable for an artist's creation to be sold for a million???

    ....its all about personal perspective.

    ^ this.

    All sorts of people make ridiculous amounts of money for doing jobs that lots of people consider useless or easy.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Hatter said
    dsmith123 saidThe value (not just monetary) of a work of art is subjective and differs with each person you ask. Even the definition of art is not well defined.


    ^this



    This was hilarious.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    Pretty much what they said about Marcel Duchamp and the Dada movement

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(Duchamp)