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Started by TinyMcSmallbrain on Apr 25, 2019 7:24:08 AM
The $70 Million Rabbit

"Why Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit” Could Sell for up to $70 Million "

"But perhaps the most important work in the show was a three-foot-high stainless steel bunny—a work that’s key to understanding not just Koons, but the transformative power of the art object in our modern world."

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-jeff-koonss-rabbit-sell-70-million

uranrising - 18 May 2019 11:17:23 (#11 of 42)

Goodness me no Uran. Definitely maybe not overly completely much.

I can't see why not, but absolutely no matter.

That second sentence is a thing of wonder. Does it maybe mean 'Well maybe slightly.'?

Tadagee - 18 May 2019 11:27:26 (#12 of 42)

Probably says a lot about me that the only reason i know who Jeff Koons is, is because he married a porn star.

Macpaddy - 18 May 2019 11:47:05 (#13 of 42)

Carlos has it bang on.Coons is arts version of David Blaine.

Dubris - 18 May 2019 11:49:40 (#14 of 42)

#9 - Haven't collectors always wanted to have a piece by a particular artist because it's by that artist rather than because of the work itself? I don't see anything in this in principle that a Victorian industrialist or a renaissance prince wouldn't recognise.

Macpaddy - 18 May 2019 11:52:30 (#15 of 42)

If Bromio was still around he'd come rushing in to sing Coons' praise.

more likely to physically attack me for saying that.

uranrising - 18 May 2019 12:40:15 (#16 of 42)

Interesting misspelling.

Macpaddy - 18 May 2019 13:07:33 (#17 of 42)

Explain

CarlosFandango - 18 May 2019 13:15:48 (#18 of 42)

Does it maybe mean 'Well maybe slightly.'?

Yes. But part of what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't do to tar all with the same brush.

I don't consider 'the works' to be universally marvelous, average, or worthless. But the discussion around them is toe-curling.

uranrising - 18 May 2019 14:24:50 (#19 of 42)

Macp, isn't his name Koons?

But part of what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't do to tar all with the same brush.

I agree. And I can see ambivalance as between all of his work, and the work which was the starter of this thread, and to which i was referring. So wasn't tarring all.

CarlosFandango - 18 May 2019 14:34:24 (#20 of 42)

No, indeed you weren't - Didn't mean to imply such a thing.

And hello to MacP. Yes, would be interesting to get both barrels hear from The Major on this.

Macpaddy - 18 May 2019 19:32:45 (#21 of 42)

uran OMG I can't explain that. I know full well his name is Koons and yet I misspelled it, not once but twice. That is more than embarrassing.

uranrising - 18 May 2019 19:47:51 (#22 of 42)

As the I Ching says, 'No blame.'

browserbutton - 18 May 2019 20:06:02 (#23 of 42)

All appreciation of art is subjective -- some people might think Jeff Koon's weird creatures are pants, other people might consider that Henry Moore's weird reclining figures are underpants.

Arjuna - 18 May 2019 20:24:00 (#24 of 42)

I quite like the rabbit

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 00:12:33 (#25 of 42)

I do too. I quite like a lot of stuff.

Macpaddy - 19 May 2019 00:22:21 (#26 of 42)

Yes, but yours is an unhealthy attraction.

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 00:22:41 (#27 of 42)

You love it.

Macpaddy - 19 May 2019 01:10:33 (#28 of 42)

Did I say I didn't?

Moschops - 19 May 2019 07:09:50 (#29 of 42)

I prefer the balloon dog one.

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 11:04:52 (#30 of 42)

Bubbles is quite spectacular. Whoever made it did a decent job.

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