Ten samples of the following painting — clear examples of how you can help out a fabulous price for any overt daub (painted five year old child, or bought at a flea market, for example), making up for its grandiose name, writing an incredible story of creation and putting on one of the most famous auction the world:
1. "The concept of space, waiting" Lucio Fontana — $ 1.5 million
"The concept of space, waiting for" the artist Lucio Fontana went to auction in London for one and a half million dollars. This work is a monochrome canvas with longitudinal slits. The million: increase if the cost of this, if we make it a couple of holes?
2. "The blood-red mirror" Gerhard Richter — $ 1.1 million
"Mirror" was sold for $ 1.1 million. Recognizing the value of the remaining works by Gerhard Richter, it is difficult to understand the value of this. It's just red paint applied with a slight gradient in the mirror, do you? Perhaps the collector who bought it this work, I just wanted to see myself in the mirror in a non-color.
3. "Green Blob" Ellsworth Kelly — $ 1.6 million
This painting was sold for $ 1.6 million. As far as we know, most of the work for Ellsworth Kelly particularly large amount of bail is not possible, but this painting — an exception. Yes, despite the fact that it's just a canvas with a deformed circle in the middle, found a lover and paid for it as long as there is a small Thai island.
4. "Untitled" (1961) by Mark Rothko — $ 28 million
This work by Mark Rothko sold at auction for more than $ 28 million. "Terrible" — is perhaps an exaggeration, but the "boring" — probably the most accurate description of this picture. What would you say if your child is having studied for a year at art school, would bring home a masterpiece? Well, for example: a) have been proud and would hang on the wall or c) would say, "Very good … but next time try to draw something more recognizable."
5. "Untitled" Blinky Palermo — $ 1.7 million
This work was sold at auction for $ 1.7 million. "Untitled" as the rest of Palermo, is a combination of multi-colored stripes. One of the art critics described it as a work of art: "Blades of Palermo gives the viewer a little, if anything, to give, can see only small changes in tone, not spectacular strokes. Instead, they show the viewer pure, undiluted color. " Bravo! It's just amazing that someone was able to give a description of such a poor job on the elements and even find it positive points!
6. "The picture (Dog)," Joan Miro — $ 2.2 million
This work by Joan Miro was sold at auction for $ 2.2 million. Among other fine works of Miró, this seems to us an anomaly. It is difficult to understand why a collector bought the painting — perhaps just wanted to get to the property of the legacy of the great master?
7. "White Fire I"Barnett Newman — $ 3.8 million
"White Fire I» Barnett Newman was purchased for $ 3.8 million. "The name" White Fire "- a mystical term originating from the Torah. As such, it is definitely filled with deep spiritual feeling, which Newman tried to give the viewers of his paintings. " Really? Two lines on a blank canvas are directly related to the Torah?
8. "Untitled", Cy Twombly — $ 2.3 million
This picture of Cy Twombly sold for $ 2.3 million at Christie's auction. This work is done with colored pencils on paper, that is about the same, and the same materials, which in kindergarten trying to output the first letter. The oblique glance it looks at how the five-year baby fulfills writing the letter "e", is not it?
9. "Cowboy", Ellsworth Kelly — $ 1.7 million
Cowboy Ellsworth Kelly sold at auction for $ 1.7 million. Kelly more than four years he studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Paris, before developing his own style. He decided to create a style that consists mainly of blocks on the canvas. Novice might think that this is a bad choice: what is special about polyhedra on paper? However, from an economic point of view, Kelly hit the nail on the head. And from an aesthetic? Hardly.
10. "Blue Fool," Christopher Wool — $ 5 million
And finally a picture with the symbolic name "Blue Fool" — the most fitting end of this article. It was sold at auction for $ 5 million or more. It is difficult to resist the thought that Christopher, who specializes in writing words on canvas, good laugh when the painting was sold. Convince someone to buy a blue eloquent inscription «Fool», it's just … bravo, Christopher!
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