Saturday, May 14, 2011

Trading Pop Art Like Baseball Cards

Another large image by Warhol, a “Self Portrait” in four parts, triggered the other epic bidding match of the day. Dated 1964, it established the auction record for any Warhol self-portrait at $38.44 million.
This article is written as if the journalist of the New York Times needs to stick their head in a paper bag to avoid hyper ventilating.


Pete said...

The self-appointed faux aristocracy have enough ill-gotten gains to speculate on things again. Oh boy. At least the inflation of the art market isn't as ruinous as oil speculation and the like.

Pete said...

I don't know if you watched this Robert Hughes documentary, Jason. (link)

I'm unsure if I share his pessimism.

Don Jason said...

I did watch it. Very relevant right after the ironic finance games that were being played in the art market just before the crisis kicked in during 2008. I think that now the hype surrounding some the work that bothered him so much is subsiding though. Regardless, the points he makes in the film and his general thesis statement are food for thought.

Pete said...

This is somewhat off topic, but have you loaded Ubuntu 11.04, yet, Jason? If so what are your impressions of Unity. I'm on Kubuntu 11.04 right now. Unity looked like it would be non-functional w/o Compiz. Compiz messes with other OpenGL processes like Blender, so I don't use it.