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Old 2021-06-11, 21:27   #1
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Default Am I the only one who thinks this is a bargain?

I am sure I am in a very small minority here.
How much would you pay for similar works-of-art/concepts?
To me it's rewarding the genius. You can not put a price on that.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/it...othing-1976181

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Old 2021-06-11, 21:29   #2
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Not giving that link a click. That story and everything behind it needs to die for lack of attention.
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Old 2021-06-11, 21:34   #3
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I think it is more alive than you might think.
How different is it, from the concept of getting something as valuable as say a car for something as worthless and artificially-valued piece(s) of printed-paper? It's the same thing in reverse.

ETA: All the artist has received for his innovation is cash which its only value is in other peoples imagination.

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Old 2021-06-11, 21:46   #4
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Originally Posted by a1call View Post
I am sure I am in a very small minority here.
How much would you pay for similar works-of-art/concepts?
To me it's rewarding the genius. You can not put a price on that.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/it...othing-1976181
They would have to pay me

I can make any number of similar statues you'd like, considering I've got enough imaginary pedestals at my disposal.
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Old 2021-06-11, 22:58   #5
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They would have to pay me

I can make any number of similar statues you'd like, considering I've got enough imaginary pedestals at my disposal.
Would you take cash for them?

Why?

Why do you consider money of any value?

What happens if you take your cash to the store to get some necessities and the store owner decides there and then that his goods are too valuable to be exchanged for printed pieces of paper which only value is what others assume/imagine based on herd-following-instincts?

What if 100 people in the world decided to stop following the herd?

How about a million people?

What if 51% of the people in the world decided that money was an invention by charlatans to rob you of valuable time/effort/hard-work?

What if the remaining 49% decided to follow the herd?
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Old 2021-06-11, 23:05   #6
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Not giving that link a click.
Here is essentially the same news story from a different perspective:

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The GameStop (GME) short squeeze in January 2021 was a strategy by retail investors – specifically, users of the Reddit forum r/wallstreetbets –, to coordinate buying the stock and drive up the price. The dramatic increase in its price, from $18.84 on December 30, 2020, to $347.51 on January 2021, had major consequences for the financial markets and, in particular, for financial intermediaries that were short-selling the stock (a strategy consisting of betting the stock will fall). Thus, Melvin Capital Management, a hedge fund that had publicly announced it was short-selling GME, lost 53% of its value in January and needed a private bailout.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/esade/2...h=4b1f804c6dd4
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Old 2021-06-12, 12:24   #7
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WOW! I'm going to take a full, stinky litter box from my cats to Sotheby's and see what I can get for it. All I have to do is make up a bunch of BS jive to 'explain' it and I'll be home free.
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Old 2021-06-12, 13:03   #8
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So the "sculpture" is perfect. Right?
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Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Old 2021-06-12, 13:38   #9
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So to answer the title of the thread - apparently yes, you are the only one who thinks this is a bargain.
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Old 2021-06-12, 13:38   #10
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WOW! I'm going to take a full, stinky litter box from my cats to Sotheby's and see what I can get for it. All I have to do is make up a bunch of BS jive to 'explain' it and I'll be home free.
And, your cat will be come a celebrity artist.
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Old 2021-06-12, 16:55   #11
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Here are a few examples/hints to the real-value of Money. No doubt there are numerous others.

I still maintain that $18,300 is well below the market-value for such an ingenious work-of-art.

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Liu Yiqian Liu
A Chinese billionaire will never have to pay for a plane ticket again, after he accrued a staggering number of air miles using his American Express card to buy a $170m painting. Liu Yiqian Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani's Reclining Nude at a Christie's auction house earlier in November.
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A bidder from China bought a pigeon for racing at the price of $1.9 million. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A racing fan from China has shelled out nearly two million dollars for a pigeon. The pigeon, named New Kim, has won a number of competitions.
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Wayne Gretzky mint condition rookie card sells for $3.75M, breaks record for most expensive NHL card
https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/w...sive-nhl-card/

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