May 16th, 2005
March 23rd, 2005
I wish this community were more active...
December 9th, 2004
Scene from "Un Chien Andalou" by Luis Bunuel, and Salvador Dali.
November 3rd, 2004
Hans Bellmer had such a distinct influence on the Chapman Brothers it is not even subtle.
July 18th, 2004
Anybody care to give an opinion on the current auction prices on modern, and contemporary art?
The last Picasso, the immature Rose Period piece "Garcon a la Pipe" was auctioned off for $104,000,000 at Sotheby's New York. It beat the previous record holder, "Portrait of Dr.Gachet" by Van Gogh which was auctioned off to a Japanese tycoon for $82,500,000, and then later sold for a presumed sum of $100,000,000 in a private sale.
For example a noted art critic, the name escapes me, stated that no painting is worth that much. In refrence to the Picasso.
Also keep in mind the silkscreens of Andy Warhol which continue to sell in the millions, and afterwards escalate in value. In essence those Marilyn's, and Campbell's were mass produced items initially selling for $500.
The prices paid for these modern, contemporary works far exceed Old Masters such as a Vermeer auctioned off for $42,000,000.
July 17th, 2004
|incroyable12||12:44 am - The new Koolhaas Prada.|
There has been another Rem Koolhaas collaboration with Miuccia Prada in the L.A. flagship on Rodeo Drive. Apparently there is no front door, walls as there is a large steel screen that opens up the entire facade, and then recedes into the basement. Essentially the entire first floor is open with numerous security sensors placed.
If there is to be weather conditions the bare front is protected by an air-curtain screen that responds to various climate. Also the second floor acts as an awning.
This store utilizes the expensive technological details found in the SoHo flagship such as smoke screened dressing rooms, tagless pricing system, and a special mirror that enables a person to view themselves back, and front at the same time whilst in a Prada garment.
The only store not designed by Koolhaas was the Tokyo flagship which was given to Herzog & de Meuron, the Swiss design firm of which the emphasis was on sheer architecture rather than technology.
|plasticman111||01:57 pm - Aristocracy anyone?|
I am wondering if there has been any kind of book or study done on the revolt of aristocratic values against the triumph of democratic humanist ideals. I'm thinking of some kind of comparative study between say Nietzsche and Oscar Wilde, De Sade, Villiers (who else?) that looks at the different ways in which the triumph of bourgeious humanism is challenged and problemetised in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by what have come to be known to us as aristocratic values. Not so much of any clinging to historical aristocratic priveledge or hereditary entitlement, but to a cluster of values that oppose the leveling tendencies of egalitarianism: the herd mentality, the rise of the masses, populism, the medio-cracy, etc.
July 16th, 2004
A supreme patroness in the manner of the Vicomtesse de Noailles, et al.
July 15th, 2004
Matthew Barney- The Cremaster Cycle IV.
|the_puffin||12:27 am - art discussion. i don't mean to offend anyone, this is just my p.o.v.|
I'm so glad i could find a community like this. i'd like to start a discussion of postmodern art and postmodernism with this:
so is bypassing postmodernism necessarily part of the post-modern avant-garde?
( musings on postmodernismCollapse )
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