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

Hits: 12056 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: Weird | Added by: SirSparticus
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GParadox
Female, 18-29, Western US
 740 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:04:59 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)

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5283 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:42:28 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.

ardystic
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1085 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:16:00 PM
some people just have too much money. they could have donated that money to something more helpful.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:10:51 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.

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:51:35 PM
Postmodern theorem of art: lack of talent+(pretension*greed)=Art!

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1717 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:42:59 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?

TenaciousB
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 46 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:11:18 PM
DAMMIT! Why the HELL did I turn this into my kindergarten teacher. That BITCH!

Fancysucksss
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:00:02 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

Fatninja01
Male, 30-39, Australia
 25041 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:55:14 PM
And thats art... wow

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:19:00 PM
AFK fingerpainting and making millions.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:36:11 PM
Prices are based on how much people think something is worth, not it's actual worth.

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:29:54 PM
I don't get it.

faustsshadow
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 374 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:32:00 PM
Of course it is worth it. That's why someone spent the money on it. It is sort of how markets work.

Pinkminx22
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1037 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:09:53 PM
If I paint or draw something similar, can I get 37 million dollars too?

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6516 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:04:51 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13891 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:55:36 AM
Oh ya but gold is corrosion proof so it makes a beter contact. The point is it has uses this painting not really.

Ozmose
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 447 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:33:32 AM
I think I scrubbed that same painting off the wall when I moved into my new place.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17324 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:29:59 AM
Joan Miro, it's actually a rather famous painting in the art world.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1653 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:15:58 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.)

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2596 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:15:25 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13891 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:06:35 AM
@MacGuffin

I see what you mean but at least gold makes an amazing electrical conductor this painting just looks like crap.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33912 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:59:24 AM

Modern art is such a scam.
I could have painted that with my feet.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4151 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:39:47 AM
I could drink paint, squat over a canvas and come up with a better painting than this.

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 811 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:17:07 AM
The Painted Word. Tom Wolfe. Read it.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5283 Posts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:10:10 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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