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Rain Man
05-04-2006, 10:35 AM
Come on. It doesn't match my couch, it's not an overly attractive painting to start with, and the face is all wrong.

http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/017picasso.jpg

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P150629.asp?GT1=8180

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Picasso painting sells for $95 million
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Portrait of mistress fetches second-highest auction price ever. Sotheby's also sells off Renoir and Monet owned by high-living CEO.

By The Associated Press

A portrait by Pablo Picasso of the woman who influenced him in the late 1930s and early 1940s sold for $95.2 million, the second-highest amount ever paid for a painting at auction, the auction house Sotheby's said.

"Dora Maar au chat," which depicts Picasso's mistress, went to an anonymous buyer in the room who was competing with telephone bidders during Wednesday's auction in New York.

Its selling price ranked second only to another Picasso piece, "Garcon a la pipe," which sold at Sotheby's for more than $104 million in May 2004, the auction house said.

Also sold were paintings by Monet and Renoir that once hung in a lavish Fifth Avenue apartment used by former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.

Tyco loot also auctioned
The two paintings, Monet's "Pres Monte Carlo" and Renoir's "Fleurs et Fruits," were among items from the apartment listed in documents filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, where Kozlowski was convicted last year of grand larceny and other charges.

"Pres Monte Carlo," an Impressionist landscape of sea, sky and lush greenery, went to an anonymous buyer for about $5.1 million, Sotheby's said.

"Fleurs et Fruits," a still life of peaches and other fruits arranged around a blue vase holding bright orange flowers, fetched $2.8 million. A Sotheby's spokeswoman said no buyer information for the piece was available.

Prosecutors said it was unclear to them whether the canvases were owned by Tyco International or Kozlowski. Any money that is due Kozlowski would almost certainly be used to pay fines, restitution and possible civil judgments, they said.

58-4ever
05-04-2006, 10:37 AM
Another reason to start the revolution! :)

ChiefsOne
05-04-2006, 10:38 AM
Wonder how much he sold it for originally?

picasso
05-04-2006, 10:41 AM
At least people are still buying art so that's a bonus for me!!

bogie
05-04-2006, 10:50 AM
That's his mistress? Even I wouldn't hit that.

Katipan
05-04-2006, 11:49 AM
That's really an ingenious place for a nose. It would make lots of things much easier to accomplish.

PastorMikH
05-04-2006, 12:08 PM
I guess I'm just not enough of a fan of art to appreciate Picasso. Peronally, for pure viewing, I think I'd prefer a Bob Ross to a Picasso.


However Kevin, I think if you were to make a purchase like that and place it around the water cooler/coffe pot in your office complex, your employees would get a lot more work done.

greg63
05-04-2006, 12:17 PM
Come on. It doesn't match my couch, it's not an overly attractive painting to start with, and the face is all wrong...

http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/017picasso.jpg



Oh those corky cubists. :D

BucEyedPea
05-04-2006, 12:32 PM
Picasso Rokks!
But I wouldn't pay $95 million either.Particulary when I can get a postcard of the same thing from a museum for a buck!
Sure it's an smart investor though. These things do accumulate value.

Skip Towne
05-04-2006, 12:37 PM
That's worth $95 mil easy. It must be, it sold for that.

Rain Man
05-04-2006, 01:27 PM
This deserves a poll. Hang on.

greg63
05-04-2006, 01:29 PM
This deserves a poll. Hang on.


Poll, Poll, Poll!!!! :D

Halfcan
05-04-2006, 01:29 PM
Ugly piece of crap like most of his work. I prefer Winslow Homer.

Katipan
05-04-2006, 01:30 PM
Picasso Rokks!
But I wouldn't pay $95 million either.Particulary when I can get a postcard of the same thing from a museum for a buck!
Sure it's an smart investor though. These things do accumulate value.

Not if we stop all dumb rich people from breeding.

Otter
05-04-2006, 01:33 PM
$98.52 at Barewalls.com

http://artwork.barewalls.com/product/framer.exe?ArtworkID=64653&thumbs=1&productid=37051

joesomebody
05-04-2006, 01:55 PM
Isn't that more than Glass paid for the Royals...

Though the painting does have a better chance of winning the world series in the next 30 years.

Edit: I'm a royals fan, just no a happy royals fan.

RedNFeisty
05-04-2006, 02:03 PM
That is hideous.

Bowser
05-04-2006, 02:11 PM
Let's see, a life of luxury vs. a painting that is a reasonable facsimile of what my daughter used to draw when she was about 3 years old.


I'm going to have to take easy living and crazy parties in Vegas.

ChiefsOne
05-04-2006, 02:30 PM
Pastor Bob Ross

You do know all "real artist" make fun of Happy Tree Ross?!

PastorMikH
05-04-2006, 02:33 PM
Pastor Bob Ross

You do know all "real artist" make fun of Happy Tree Ross?!



ROFL


Yep, that was my point exactly.:D

BucEyedPea
05-04-2006, 03:37 PM
That poll is so unfair! :banghead:

Rain Man
05-04-2006, 03:38 PM
That poll is so unfair! :banghead:

Not at all, my friend. Not at all. Both have a street value of $95 million.

JBucc
05-04-2006, 03:40 PM
If I was a mega-bazillionaire I would use it as toilet paper.

Skip Towne
05-04-2006, 03:44 PM
That painting will always be worth $95 mil and probably get even more valuable. The other way you piss the money off.

Halfcan
05-04-2006, 03:45 PM
I say it is a real "reach" could have got it for 94 million.

JBucc
05-04-2006, 03:47 PM
Here's the one that outsold it: the "Garcon a la Pipe" thingy
http://www.nil-med.org/Image124.gif I'd much rather pay the extra 10 mil for this one

greg63
05-06-2006, 01:07 AM
Speaking as one with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, I'd simply like to say; I'd much rather have the 11 million dollar home with all the perks. :D

Guru
05-06-2006, 01:15 AM
Speaking as one with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, I'd simply like to say; I'd much rather have the 11 million dollar home with all the perks. :D

You are a traitor to your class. :hmmm:

greg63
05-06-2006, 01:38 AM
You are a traitor to your class. :hmmm:


Impossible; I have no class.:p

Guru
05-06-2006, 01:39 AM
Impossible; I have no class.:p
ROFL THAT is true. :D

greg63
05-06-2006, 01:46 AM
ROFL THAT is true. :D


Why yes; yes it. :D

Guru
05-06-2006, 01:48 AM
Why yes; yes it. :D


Now that we are done confirming the obvious...

greg63
05-06-2006, 01:51 AM
Now that we are done confirming the obvious...ROFL

Hey, they don't call me Captain Obvious for nothin; I have a reputation to uphold. :p


Nite Planet!

stevieray
05-06-2006, 08:29 AM
Pastor Bob Ross

You do know all "real artist" make fun of Happy Tree Ross?!

not so. most artists wish they could do a painting in thirty minutes.

Thig Lyfe
05-06-2006, 08:38 AM
Why yes; yes it. :D

Are you sure; are you sure it? :hmmm:

Phobia
05-06-2006, 09:10 AM
I was forced to bow out of the bidding at $90 Mill.

greg63
05-06-2006, 09:18 AM
Are you sure; are you sure it? :hmmm:

Well, according to my 8 ball. :D

Over-Head
05-06-2006, 09:32 AM
I was forced to bow out of the bidding at $90 Mill.ROFL

Over-Head
05-06-2006, 09:40 AM
not so. most artists wish they could do a painting in thirty minutes. Ainít that a fact!
"...a little bit of Vandyke Brown...."
http://www.bobross.com/index.cfm