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Date: 06/21/12 08:00 AM

40 Responses to This Is What $37 Million Will Buy You [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of SirSparticus
    SirSparticus Male 18-29
    54 posts
    June 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    Link: This Is What $37 Million Will Buy You - $37 Million was spent on a painting of what looks like something we all drew in nursery school. Art prices too high?
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:03 am
    The hell?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:09 am
    No, people with too little taste have too much money. Simple as
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:12 am
    Not sure who`s more retarded, the painter or the buyer. Can I still use that word?
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Did Koko the gorilla make this or sumthing?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:14 am
    It`s like any other form of currency you may care to consider - gold, banknotes or rare postage stamps - it has inherent value because of rarity, and/or its ability to have its provenance authenticated. When you look at the way some leading world currencies are heading, putting your money in art (even crappy art) that has agreed inherent value doesn`t seem so stupid as it might at first appear.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:17 am
    "... for what turned out to be the scribbling of a child..."
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:19 am
    How do people so stupid get so much money?
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:24 am
    That painting is worth more than my entire lifetime aggregated accumulated wealth, about 10 to 15 times over. This makes me seriously nauseous. The room is spinning... from all the rage.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:24 am
    i can have a seizure on a canvas for a lot less than that...i never understood why someone would pay millions of dollars for some crap
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:34 am
    That painting is worth more than my entire lifetime aggregated accumulated wealth, about 10 to 15 times over. This makes me seriously nauseous. The room is spinning... from all the rage.

    So is a cubic foot of the 24K gold held in Fort Knox: it`s worth nearly $28M (~548Kg @ ~$51k per Kg). Why should that annoy you any less than this? - they`re both just rare commodities used to represent monetary value.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:49 am
    @MacGuffin

    Well that gold kinda helps give currency value. This well I`m just speechless how can I go about getting so much for such crap?
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:54 am
    That` dumber than a sack of hammers.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 8:57 am
    There`s your trickle down economics in action.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:04 am
    Well that gold kinda helps give currency value. This well I`m just speechless how can I go about getting so much for such crap?

    They`re each just abstract commodities, though, imbued with value only by their rarity and an agreement between individuals that they can be exchanged later on for something else of more inherent value. Taken on their own, they`re each equally meaningless and of negligible intrinsic worth. If you were stuck in the middle of the Sahara desert with no way out, would you rather have: a million dollars, a cubic foot of gold, a crappy painting worth $37M, or a glass of water? We often lose sight of the fact that money is in itself an abstract concept of no inherent value, but there are whole economies that have learned to their cost that the agreed worth we place on it is only a widely-supported shared illusion.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:10 am
    I seriously doubt this was bought because the buyer liked it. It`s a gamble that it will increase in value.
    MacGuffin, diamonds are probably the most egregious example of a wildly over-priced commodity. Even their rarity is an illusion.

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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    815 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:17 am
    The Painted Word. Tom Wolfe. Read it.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4716 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:39 am
    I could drink paint, squat over a canvas and come up with a better painting than this.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36199 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Modern art is such a scam.
    I could have painted that with my feet.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:06 am
    @MacGuffin

    I see what you mean but at least gold makes an amazing electrical conductor this painting just looks like crap.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:15 am
    I see what you mean but at least gold makes an amazing electrical conductor

    So does copper, and there`s tonnes of that around.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1847 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 11:15 am
    Actually copper is a better electrical conductor than gold. (Silver being best)

    I dunno...I`m not going to tell somebody how to spend their money but if it were me investing in art I think I`d find something that looks a little bit less like a four year old kid cut out some construction paper and stuck it on a blue sheet of paper and then scribbled with a black Crayola. (Whew that`s a long sentence.)
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Joan Miro, it`s actually a rather famous painting in the art world.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 11:33 am
    I think I scrubbed that same painting off the wall when I moved into my new place.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Oh ya but gold is corrosion proof so it makes a beter contact. The point is it has uses this painting not really.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Not my taste- not a fan of a lot of abstract. There are a few paintings I will spend that kind of money on if I had it- just not this one.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1081 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    If I paint or draw something similar, can I get 37 million dollars too?
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    418 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Of course it is worth it. That`s why someone spent the money on it. It is sort of how markets work.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    I don`t get it.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Prices are based on how much people think something is worth, not it`s actual worth.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    AFK fingerpainting and making millions.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    And thats art... wow
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    I discovered recently that I am good at abstract art. it`s simple, draw a random line or 2, go outside smoke a fat blunt, come back go with the flow of the lines and you will amaze
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    TenaciousB Male 18-29
    46 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    DAMMIT! Why the HELL did I turn this into my kindergarten teacher. That BITCH!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    My question is how did the person who bought this manage to hang on to 37 million dollars long enough for this to go on sale?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    Postmodern theorem of art: lack of talent+(pretension*greed)=Art!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    Economic Darwinism at work. Whoever bought that obviously didn`t earn the money. Perhaps now someone can put that worthless parasite`s inheritance to good use.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    some people just have too much money. they could have donated that money to something more helpful.
  39. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 9:42 am
    I doubt it was an individual who bought it, more likely a corporation or pension fund who will stick it in a bank vault.
  40. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Look, I`m not a Miro fan, but the man was part of history and his work deserves a bit of credit. (Having said that, yes it looks like a kindergartener could have drawn it)

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