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Is this photo good or not
Brilliant 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
Good but not worth £2.8m 29%  29%  [ 7 ]
Bad 33%  33%  [ 8 ]
Makes me want to rip my eyes out :D 25%  25%  [ 6 ]
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 Post subject: World record photo sale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:09 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15689652

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apparantly this photo has just been sold for £2.7m.

all i can say is wtf, it looks awful to me,


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But it's *art* :roll:

As I've heard a lot of people in fine art say, it's not what you know, it's who. If someone in the right place in the world thinks your work is worth money, they'll convince everyone that it is.

Must be nice to know those kinds of people ;)

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for that price i could buy 10 ferrari f458 italias, and id prob have alot more fun with them :D


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I'd understand if someone were to pay that kind of money for this print:

http://bit.ly/rLRRLP

... but that? No. Oh well, it's art indeed.

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agreed bjorn, some people just have too much money. i think some art pros need there eyes testing

ive just changed the pic to a better quality one


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That's Andreas Gursky's photo.

its nice and simple, I like it

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you might like it but would you say its worth the world record, there are millions of better photos out there. if that photos worth £3m then trey ratcliffe should be a billionaire
i could take a picture of a river, print it 3m long and most people wouldn't know the difference


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I don't like the photo, nor do I think its worth that kind of money. But, alas, sometimes buying film is rough on the pocket book so what do I know.


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I like the photo, but it's not worth that much in my eyes.
But neither is the photo made by Henri Cartier-Bresson that Bjorn posted.
If both of these pictures where thaken by you next door neighbour they would not sell for these amaounts.

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but cartier could be classed as a master of photography, he developed photo journalism and modern street photography. his photos are a piece of history


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Its a great image.

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I like the photo, but it's not worth that much in my eyes.
But neither is the photo made by Henri Cartier-Bresson that Bjorn posted.
If both of these pictures where thaken by you next door neighbour they would not sell for these amaounts.


Could not agree more, even though I find the one done by Henri Cartier-Bresson to be very interesting!

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When talking "art" and "price" in the same context, all normal frames of reference goes right out the window. None of the same guidelines we would otherwise use to estimate value of an item, apply here - it's more of a group psychology exercise among a small group of investors who would even consider playing 7 figures for any photo.

In and of itself, it's a fairly drab image with no real outstanding features: composition, color, DOF, elements, angle of view, lighting...very few people on this planet would even know that this is The Rhine by looking at it.

I think it takes a particular psychology to even consider forking over that kind of money for a decorative item - no matter what it is.


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but cartier could be classed as a master of photography, he developed photo journalism and modern street photography. his photos are a piece of history


I agree, but lets take away the name behind that picture. Is it stil good, and is it stil worth so much?

Henri is good, but he made better photo's than this one.

But then again this is art. The dutch government paid 37 milion euro's for Victory Boogie Woogie by the painter Piet Mondriaan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/haagsuitburo/3385834004/

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Art, either you like it or you don't, the latter usually from not understanding.

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