Marie-Therese Walter...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 5 May 2010.

  1. ...helped with the allure of this painting. And Picasso had a hand in it too.
    Just sold for $106.5 million.
    Christies Almighty!
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  2. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    It's a good likeness!

    Worth every penny:wacko:
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    The expression "more money than sense" comes to mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I can see her front bottom :laugh::rofl:

    Seriously though, you do have to wonder how much of it is for it's artistic merit and how much of it is simply for the name :biggrin:


     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    My 10 yr old, if you gave her some crayons, could...etc etc blah blah...
    Actually, I like a lot of Picasso stuff, but the art world is mad...
     
  6. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    My gran used to be an artist, she always maintained the Picasso was just taking the piss out of the establishment.
     
  7. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Aren't they all?? :tongue:

    Seriously though, I have seen quite a few of his paintings in Madrid and yes, I can confirm that he really COULD paint.
     
  8. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Whoever bought it, bought it believing it will increase in value. They are probably right.

    It'll now go in some airated secure storage never to be seen by anyone until they decide to put it on sale.

    That is what's sad about the art world.
     
  9. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Come to Glasgow and you'll see Our Dali, complete with a big repaired hole in it where some nut job (no, not Dali) vandalised it.

    Luckily Dali was still about, so it was fixed.
     

  10. I remember that!
    Someone threw a pickle at the painting and ran away sharpish?

    They didn't dill é Dali...
     
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Doesn't beat the Jackson Pollock $140 million (No 5. 1948) though. My 7 year old son's favourite painter. Because he gave them numbers as titles, I think.
     
  12. Typical big city comment from Chris & Sons ;) - trying to confuse the private market with the one that we can pop along to when we have a few pence to spare! :ohmy:

    Further waffle can be found here.
     
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    He can auction off his old cravats at Chris-ties:wacko:
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Are you in training to become Aperitif II ? Best work on those thighs......:smile:
     
  15. Soon Chris, there will be more people talking pollocks on this forum than you can shake a stick at! :biggrin:
     
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