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For art's sake...
marymary100 - 21-9-2008 at 18:18

Increasingly we seem to judge art by its financial value rather than its artistic merit or its impact on us personally.

Hirst's Shark sold for $7m and he recently bypassed his usual gallery to launch a sale by auction Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, at Sotheby's. The auction exceeded all predictions, raising 111 million ($198 million), breaking the record for a one-artist auction as well as Hirst's own record with 10.3 million for The Golden Calf, an animal with 18-carat gold horns and hooves, preserved in formaldehyde.

How often do you buy original works of art?

How often do you visit galleries?

Does art matter, to you?

Who are your personal favourites?


Quaver - 21-9-2008 at 21:48

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How often do you buy original works of art?

Never have.
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How often do you visit galleries?

Once a year or so...
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Does art matter, to you?

I like art, but that's it. Don't know much about itconfused2
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Who are your personal favourites?

DaVinci kewl_glasses


Nimuae - 21-9-2008 at 21:54

I have two small originals - done by local artists.

Quite often now, as our Gallery has started changing it's displays more frequently.

Yes, art matters to me - I don't like to see it ridiculed by the likes of Hirst and the creature who displayed her unmade bed - but that is just my opinion.

My favourites are John Waterhouse, William Morris, Holman-Hunt, and Monet.


janet - 21-9-2008 at 21:54

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How often do you buy original works of art?


Rarely, if ever. Though I have attempted to buy art from student exhibitions in the past.
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How often do you visit galleries?

Almost never. :}
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Does art matter, to you?

Yes - but public art...
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Who are your personal favourites?


There used to be an American sports illustrator - painter - whose work I loved and would have purchased, if I'd had the money... can't remember his name!