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post #76 of 124
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But the $$$ he paid for some of that Damien Hirst crap???? I don't get it.
Not to get into art theory or anything like that.

we billionaires are not like you common folk!
post #77 of 124
damien hirst is utter shit. don't get the appeal at all. That said, I think the house iammatt likes is meh, but i haven't seen the inside. Also, I wouldn't have problem living in some of these monstrosities SFers turn their noses up at. Would be nice to have all the amenities you could ever want at home, like a full gym, big pool, sauna, ample space for car collection, etc. I'm also a bit surprised matt doesn't see the appeal. If his family came over, he could keep them in another wing, or maybe a locked tower.
post #78 of 124
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damien hirst is utter shit. don't get the appeal at all.
I tend to agree, and also tend to think that many of the people who like it like that it shocks an establishment they reject, rather than for actual artistic value. On the other hand, I saw this: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/...st/#/images/6/ and was really impressed -- stained glass made of butterfly wings. On the other hand, that has been done by people of lesser repute before, and most of Hirst's work is subject to severe criticism as being nearly direct copies of existing works. ~ H
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I tend to agree, and also tend to think that many of the people who like it like that it shocks an establishment they reject, rather than for actual artistic value. On the other hand, I saw this: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/...st/#/images/6/ and was really impressed -- stained glass made of butterfly wings. On the other hand, that has been done by people of lesser repute before, and most of Hirst's work is subject to severe criticism as being nearly direct copies of existing works. ~ H
His butterflies are shockingly beautiful. We looked at one about ten years ago, but passed. it was kind of a crappy one.
post #80 of 124
It's very pretty on the water in Greenwich. I don't live there but go fishing on the Sound off of Belle Haven.


















post #81 of 124
I like stone and always liked this place:



This place is also pretty cool. Though lacking a moat



post #82 of 124
Living in the city it's hard to pinpoint a place that's "baller" on google maps or something as most of them are tucked behind the unassuming walls of a brownstone or occupy the upper floors of otherwise stale condo towers. This place however lies on a point of land in Buzzards Bay about a half mile(as the crow flies) from my own family's summer place. As with the majority of homes in the area, this is strictly a summer/weekend home. The owner also has homes in Boston and Palm Beach.

http://www.ramsa.com/projects-search.../house-on.html
post #83 of 124
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Living in the city it's hard to pinpoint a place that's "baller" on google maps or something as most of them are tucked behind the unassuming walls of a brownstone or occupy the upper floors of otherwise stale condo towers. This place however lies on a point of land in Buzzards Bay about a half mile(as the crow flies) from my own family's summer place. As with the majority of homes in the area, this is strictly a summer/weekend home. The owner also has homes in Boston and Palm Beach.

http://www.ramsa.com/projects-search.../house-on.html

That's very lovely.
post #84 of 124
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Also, I wouldn't have problem living in some of these monstrosities SFers turn their noses up at. Would be nice to have all the amenities you could ever want at home, like a full gym, big pool, sauna, ample space for car collection, etc. I'm also a bit surprised matt doesn't see the appeal. If his family came over, he could keep them in another wing, or maybe a locked tower.

I already have a gym, pool, jacuzzi, sauna and meeting room where I live. And I live in a 1BR apartment. I rarely if ever have to share these things with other people, however I look forward to seeing my neighbors so I'd prefer to share them than to have them all to myself. Having this whole complex to myself to do whatever I want to with infinite budget strikes me as lonely and wasteful; like was pointed out, I would not like to live somewhere that I didn't even know what was in every room.

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L.A. is so full of amazing houses I wouldn't know where to begin.

It'd be nice to have pictures to accompany descriptions. I stumbled upon some nice pics of a house that was on craiglist for $30k/month, but didn't post it because I figured it wasn't baller enough.


post #85 of 124
They really are -- the best one I saw was this installation in the Cleveland Museum of Art. I think, however, that (even if I could), I'd have a hard time supporting him as an artist because of his shock jock approach, which is never something I applaud. ~ H
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His butterflies are shockingly beautiful. We looked at one about ten years ago, but passed. it was kind of a crappy one.
post #86 of 124
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On the other hand, I saw this: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/...st/#/images/6/ and was really impressed -- ~ H
+1. i actually like the medical cabinets in the broad collection too. the copying work thing doesn't really bother me that much.
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His butterflies are shockingly beautiful. We looked at one about ten years ago, but passed. it was kind of a crappy one.
wow
post #87 of 124
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+1. i actually like the medical cabinets in the broad collection too. the copying work thing doesn't really bother me that much. wow
My issue with his copying is less the mere idea pf plagiarism, or the cleaner notions of derivative works, but more that much of his work (and his name) was born by shock and offense -- to me there is some sort of notion that the first person who does so in a particular way is at least creating authentic expression. One who copies that expression is merely shrewd or well-connected enough to convert the shock into cash without the honesty of expression behind it, and that bothers me. On-topic comment: the yacht in the second of matt's photos above is really quite incredible. ~ H
post #88 of 124
jeters house looked nice in the ny post this morning
post #89 of 124
Ever been to Rio Vista in Alpine, NJ? Insanely large homes over there. I think they said Alpine is one of the richest zip codes in the country or something.
post #90 of 124
The Pillsbury "Southways" Estate on Lake Minnetonka. Listed for $53.5 Million in 2007. http://www.luxist.com/tag/southways/
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