I rather like this image, though I have no idea what it is.
Seems like the kind of stuff I see in hospitals and such: offends no one, mysterious, ambiguous with only hints of what it might be.
David C writes:
Looks suspiciously like this https://www.slrlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/steichen-the-pond-moonlight.jpg, but I doubt it would sell for $3M.
Maybe you should try making really bad pics like this https://www.slrlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/sherman-untitled-96.jpg almost $4M item.
I will never understand people…at least the Steichen piece has a place in history, Sherman must be a brilliant marketer to be able to sell that ****. A fool and their money are soon parted.
DIGLLOYD: the reason such things are incomprehensible comes from a fundamental difference in premises: to an active independent mind it makes no sense, but to Second Handers (those whose sense of worth is derived from external factors, namely other people) an item has value because other people say it does. Thus personal validation comes from herd approval and thus my photograph is worth zilch, and another one (which I like less) is worth $3M.
Nick C writes:
Art is the ultimate perpetration of fraud. And I agree with you when you say that to most people it plays upon their insecurities and provides validation.
DIGLLOYD: well, there is great art. I think it would be interesting to put highly educated people in a room with a wide range of art, and have them rank it, not knowing anything about its origin or alleged value or creator.