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post #106 of 1576
A few Matthew Barney stills:
post #107 of 1576
Finally got around to painting the sky:

post #108 of 1576
The colors aren't actually that vibrant in person. The flash overemphasizes the color. It's more subtle and atmospheric.
post #109 of 1576
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Nearly all the art in our place (i.e. probably 10 or 12 paintings, 5 or 6 sculptures) are by my wife's mother. I'm very happy about this deal as I really love her art

Several people PM'd me asking to see the art so here are a few shots I dug out of my files and posted in another thread. These are from various periods (some dating back from the 70's).







Other pieces:















That last one is from her trip to Normandy in the late 1970's. It's her tribute to Monet and Giverny. It is about 9 or 10 foot high
post #110 of 1576
She has a great eye. That birch frame is a very nice touch.
post #111 of 1576
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
She has a great eye. That birch frame is a very nice touch.
Thanks. Yes, the frame is pretty cool. Did I mention this piece is gigantic? Check out the proportions next to a human (and a dog)




post #112 of 1576
Another update of "Swollen Apathy."

Oil on canvas:

post #113 of 1576
Vincent van Gogh- the mad genius

post #114 of 1576
Diamond skull is sold for 100 billion dollars))

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/arts_hirst_skull_dc

Herst is not only great salesman but a guy with truly precious sense of humor:” But when asked at the time of the exhibition what his next project would be he immediately replied: "Two diamond skeletons shagging -- no just kidding."- which actually very fitting joke for sales meetings at his "White Cube" dealership.
post #115 of 1576
^^^ $100 million, not $100 billion
post #116 of 1576
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The skull caused a sensation when it first went on display at an exhibition of new works by Hirst at the White Cube in central London on June 3 -- not least because of its price tag. Some critics dismissed it as tasteless while others saw it as a reflection of celebrity-obsessed culture. Works by Hirst, who first made his name displaying diced and pickled animals, became the most expensive at auction for a living artist when his "Lullaby Spring" pill cabinet sold at Sotheby's in London for 9.6 million pounds. The skull is the most expensive piece to date by Hirst, already a millionaire several times over. The sale of the skull brings to $350 million the value of works sold from the June exhibition. Generally the gallery takes 30 percent and Hirst 70 percent of the proceeds. As an indication of the wealth he has amassed since being spotted in 1991 by art collector Charles Saatchi, Hirst, who financed the skull himself, said he couldn't remember whether it had cost 10 or 15 million pounds to make. He said from the outset he wanted the work, inspired by similarly bejeweled Aztec skulls, to be on public view. He rejected suggestions that his works were more a standing joke against the art establishment than real works of art.
post #117 of 1576
Iammatt's share, I'm sure, was much less than 100 million.
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post #118 of 1576
Jewelry, not art.
post #119 of 1576
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Jewelry, not art.
Object d'art ? As much as this I find this object personally distastful, I see it becoming a defining iconagraph of our milieu. Technically, it is a masterpiece of the jewelers' art, specifically, the art of pave'.
post #120 of 1576
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Object d'art ? As much as this I find this object personally distastful, I see it becoming a defining iconagraph of our milieu. Technically, it is a masterpiece of the jewelers' art, specifically, the art of pave'.
Yes, sort of like those Faberge things and Cartier gem-set clocks from the '20s. Nice to display on a desk, but not really emotive.
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